[LMB] OT: Tell me about your masks, was: William may have been right after all

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 06:58:27 GMT 2021


I hope your aunts stay safe and healthy.

On Tue, Dec 28, 2021, 8:54 AM M. Haller Yamada via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

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> On Monday, December 27, 2021, 01:13:42 PM GMT+9, Raymond Collins <
> rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> In my Country, Douglas Country, we have had 71,755 cases since the start of
> the epidemic. No new cases since last week. About 718 people have died.
>   I've had both vaccines and the booster, but I still mask up when go
> indoors. I have the double cloth masks and KN95 disposable masks even
> though Omaha has dropped the mask mandate about 6 months ago.
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> On Sat, Dec 25, 2021, 8:56 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
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> > On Fri, Dec 24, 2021 at 2:01 AM M. Haller Yamada via Lois-Bujold <
> > lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> > > ...Here in Japan, ... We've done worse than some Asian countries, but
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> > > bad compared to other countries around the world.
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> > > We're a little worried now. My prefecture had 29 cases yesterday. It
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> > > like Omicron is lurking in the corners, ready to pounce. I get a better
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> > > when I double mask (surgical underneath, cloth on top), so I might go
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> > > to doing that, and keeping away from crowded New Year's events (going
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> > > the shrine, sales, etc.).
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> > How big is a prefecture?  New York had been going down, down, down - and
> > then it spiked.
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> Micki: Missed this, Sylvia. Hokkaido is the biggest prefecture, and it's
> about 1/12th the size of Texas according to MapFight, and has a population
> of around 5 million as of 2019. Google says it's had around 16,400 cases,
> and 1,474 deaths. It was one of the early hot spots; people think it's
> because of the Snow Festival in Sapporo that wasn't cancelled in February
> 2020. That thing attracted tourists from all over the world.
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> My daughter is in New York state; been worried about their cases going up
> again. And Raymond, I have aunts in Omaha. I am glad the numbers have gone
> down there!
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> Micki
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