We are only about halfway through this pandemic and even though more people are walking around without a care in the world, there are many who still have legitimate health concerns.

I can truly thank both groups. Our patio dining at Magoo's Pub & Eatery has been healthy and our takeaway business has sustained us since March 16.

Please continue doing what you can to help support local businesses. Wear a mask because we want our crews to stay safe and healthy.

Please do what you can to honor the curbside pickup zones that sometimes get taken over by scofflaws. These zones help all of our businesses and help people with health concerns from facing undue risks.

Please be a citizen. If you see a person ignoring the governor's mask order, say something. If you see a person ignoring the curbside parking rules, speak up. As I keep hearing, we're all in this together.

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bosco

Yeah, right, speak up and get your @ss kicked. Good advice from the former mayor. [ninja]

Greg F

Yep....say anything to one of the non-mask wearing gomers out there and they will want to smash your face in for somehow wanting to take their GAWD-GIVEN RIGHT to be a blazing moron. I really don't know how anyone can go around saying "black lives matter" or "all lives matter" and any of that and then go out and not wear a mask. That clearly states "no lives matter except my own 'cause I'm a self-centered a-hole."

bosco

Oh my, I agree with you GregF. Has the earth just shifted on its axis?

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veritas

Yo, Bosco... Seems the will to live is a non-partisan issue. As it is written "The lion shall lay down with the lamb." Of course now you two can start arguing who is the lion, who the lamb.[wink]

MD1756

Just wait until one of those non face mask wearing people try to enforce their position on a gun toting survivalist who believes people should be wearing masks or else they're treated as a threat.

bosco

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bosco

Question for you GregF. Once a vaccine for Covid-19 is available and given that the recent AP poll indicated that fifty percent of the people will not take advantage of the vaccine - when does my obligation to protect others by wearing a mask end?

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phydeaux994

Now! Throw it in the trash, run red lights, tear the tags off of mattresses, drink outdated milk, wear a bathing suit to Church, ignore Don’t Walk signs or cross in the middle of the street, join the crowd at the Lake of the Ozarks. It’s a FREE Country, or is it??? 😷

bosco

Same old vitriol from Fido. Got a case of rabies there, or you just in a perpetual bad mood? [ninja]

gabrielshorn2013

I understand what you're saying bosco. We cannot wear masks in perpetuity. Once a safe and effective vaccine is developed and offered to the public, those that pass on the opportunity for immunization are on their own if they are adults. Immunization against SARS-CoV-2 may be implemented as a prerequisite for attending schools and college. Eventually those that are not immunized will either become naturally infected and immune, or die off (as was the case for the polio and smallpox programs), leaving only the immune population. Employers can also make it a condition of employment as a measure to protect their employees.

Greg F

Bosco....we all have to deal with the fact that the average American is just not all that bright, and tends to work against their own interests and especially any interest involving someone else...even their own family. There's a good Netflix series on Coronavirus...and lots of others out there (Dr. Gupta, Dr. Faucci, etc) that think that herd immunity may not happen because of the limited immunity so far given to those who actually got sick. That makes vaccines even more important, as they prove to have longer effects than the virus itself does in providing immunity. So....when does your responsibility end? When you don't mind killing people you don't know, or killing your family members, the elders, those with pre-existing conditions, and when you are fine with what the right wingers always wanted to do including Hitler....cull the herd and wipe out the impure. How is that? Trump sure is on the latter side of that one...he really doesn't care and is acting with reckless abandon on the whole subject. He sure plays the Goebbels playbook regularly. He doesn't seem to mind swastikas appearing at his rallies. But, I digress....the whole issue is when do you feel comfortable doing unto others before they do it to you? New golden rule? Do we start treating the weak by labeling them with scarlet upside down triangle like Trump likes so much? Do we start lining up the weak and putting them in camps for their own protection or other ends? Do you just don't give a rat's a$z about people? Seems a lot don't. Will that afford us some rights in retaliation and vigilantism against them? Lots of Q&A....this virus isnt' going away, and is getting worse through sheer stupidity.

Greg F

As for Fido...he's free to do whatever he wants, but not from the repercussions of acting stupidly. I wish him well...in the ICU...when he arrives there.

bosco

GregF and Gabriel....both well thought out posts. I wonder how far a mandatory vaccine program would go when everything is so polarized nowadays? It's still worth thinking about though, when will masks become a thing of the past and those who refuse to be vaccinated are on their own.

I've travelled quite a bit internationally and take advantage of every vaccine recommended for the local. If I don't, and get malaria in Brazil, I've got nobody to blame but myself. It will be interesting to watch the next political battle over the vaccine.

In the meantime, I'm wearing my mask when required and waiting for the vaccine.

Stay well.

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mrnatural1

Good one Greg! [thumbup]

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