May 15, 1942: Gas Rationing Started

Think about that. Our parents and grandparents had to accept the start of gas rationing during World War II. That was a hardship. But today’s snowflakes can’t wear a face mask in public for the half hour they are in a store…


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10 thoughts on “May 15, 1942: Gas Rationing Started

  1. From peer reviewed study Facemasks, Hand Hygiene, and Influenza among Young Adults: A Randomized Intervention Trial

    “Masks alone did not provide a benefit, suggesting that single personal protective interventions do not protect against incidence of ILI or influenza.”

    Science also tells us that wearing a mask will cause you to touch your face more and that does increase the likelihood of infection.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’ll don a mask to get a box of nails or sheet of OSB at Menards but know that such an act (donning a mask, not buying OSB) provides at best a false sense of safety . If a mask, Xanax, or a tin foil hat gets you through the day, go for it, just don’t impose your anxiety and panic disorders on the rest of us.

    1. Thank you for the link. But as nearly everyone in this country knows by now, well except for the president, coronavirus is not influenza.

      Wearing face masks has different effects depending on their adoption…sort of a pima cotton herd immunity if you will. Unless using the N95 versions, they aren’t designed to protect you from others…but to protect others from you in case you are infectious. Wearing them isn’t an onus but a sign of respect for the safety and well being of others.

      I can’t make everyone wear one. I can make an effort to avoid those who aren’t wearing one.

      What I will do is enforce the six foot rule around me the few times I go to areas that include interacting with others.

      1. If you look closer at the link it also covered ILI (Influenza-like illness) which the CDC defines as a 100°F fever or greater, and a cough or sore throat.

        Sounds like you might be in a high risk group so you are wise to limit your exposure. Stay healthy.

      2. Ed,

        Thanks for the logical and well tempered response to your professional troll and chief irrational spokesperson for whomever he/she claims is “the rest of us.” I’m not one of those people. I doubt the individual could produce one single name to back the crowd being claimed to be a spokesperson for.

        1. Non, you want to have your freedom, your liberty, and your constitutional rights stripped from you by edict from an unconfirmed underling? How progressive.

          I’m flattered that you consider my comments professional, but would take exception at the troll descriptor. I’ll dismiss “irrational” as some form of psychological projection.

          Dan O’Donnell. That last sentence of yours was disappointing. Aside from its klugey nature, to refute it was trivial. It’s like you’re not even trying.

          Good day sir.

    2. Much of the moisture coming out of your mouth and nose are reduced drastically in the volume and distance they travel when covered. If it is universally accepted/proven that covering your mouth/nose when you cough or sneeze then I’m not sure how it’s possible for a mask to not be helpful.

      Certainly a poor fit can be problematic – but wearing a mask that fits reasonably well reduces the touches to your face. You can’t touch your mouth or nose if it’s covered. You’ve got to just be a contrarian arguing up is down and black is white, right?

      1. Well…no. If you click the link at the top of this comment thread, you can read the science that supports the “contrarian” view. The good news is that all this may be moot. According to serology tests, it looks like we may be closer to herd immunity than previously thought. Huzzah!

  2. Actually, I hope you do as much of your shopping at Menard’s as you possibly can!

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