Covid-19 Safety – In Pictures

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This is for all 250,000 bikers returning from the Harley Davidson festival in Sturgis, SD. And for the people who just have to attend a Covid-19 party in a bar. And those who want to walk the school hallways the way they used to. And the people who feel put upon by public officials. And the science deniers. And the frustrated, self-focused people in stores which require they wear a mask, so they have a temper tantrum and trash others’ property. And for the other deniers, rebels and over-proud Americans with a chip on their shoulder. And the Trump suck-up governors who not only won’t mandate mask wearing, but prohibit city mayors from doing so. Who am I missing?

                 Better <<<<<<<           >>>>>>>Worser

                                          Mask Type

The safest masks are on the left; the chancier ones are on the right. Here’s the science for these charts. Read it and wear.

To make this mask business easier to understand, please refer to the graphic below. Then print this post twice, cut out the graphic and tape one copy to your refrigerator and the other to your front door.

“If everybody [wears a mask], we’re each protecting each other,” says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States’ leading infectious disease expert.








CAUTION: Snark lurks below.


Thanks to JHA for the colors and shapes snark.









We all want the economy to come back, but that simply and absolutely cannot happen until we defeat this pandemic and feel safe enough to go back to work, go back to school, go shopping and go traveling. So, focusing on the economy or any of the other critical issues that we face is of secondary importance because we can’t tackle them successfully when we’re medically hobbled. If we’re to beat this pandemic we must follow the

Simple, Clear and Non-negotiable Marching Orders
  1. Wear a mask.
  2. Socially distance.
  3. Wash your hands often.
  4. Put your damn mask on.

Pretending these rules aren’t mandatory is a trip to fantasy land, where all your worst nightmares come true. If someone you’ve been exposed to comes down with Covid-19, trust me when I tell you that your world will be turned upside down in ways you cannot now contemplate. I know this because we just lived it. So, unless you want to spend the rest of your life in your awful nightmares, follow the

Simple, Clear and Non-negotiable Marching Orders
  1. Wear a mask
  2. Socially distance
  3. Wash your hands
  4. Put your damn mask on.

Click me

Nobody wants your cooties and you don’t want theirs.

Many thanks to Rick Rochelle of All American Leadership for the graphics.


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2 Responses to Covid-19 Safety – In Pictures
  1. Dan Giallombardo Reply

    There’s an old adage that goes something like this: you can’t fix stupid. Well, stupid follows stupid. Those who see themselves as social guardians or rebels against government intrusion, or those who simply like to ruin things for others are, in fact, a large part of the very problem they’re protesting. The longer the virus continues to ravage the nation, the more intrusive the governmental measures to stop it. The wearing of a mask is a simple thing that helps protect those around the wearer. If we all wore masks, it follows that we’d all be protected. It’s a simple concept. One would think even simple people would understand and want to act on that.

  2. Jim Altschuler Reply

    Realizing that some data might not have been available early on, the only things wrong with this blog are that (1) it should have been issued in March or April latest, and (2) it should have been issued to every household in the United States then the rest of the world (although many other nations seem to have caught on pretty well on their own).

    Now, to everyone who received this blog: Your assignment is to FORWARD the blog to every human being you know everywhere in the world via social media or photocopied into Snail Mail. Then make copies to put up in the window of every grocery store, pharmacy, barber shop, hair salon that will allow it. Make extra copies in case wind or rain damages your originals.

    Finally, pray that the vast majority of those who see and read this blog in whatever form Heed Its Message. The alternative is too awful to even consider. I’m going to forward this blog now.