Anti Maskers be like:
By - UnnoticedShadow
Leper giving a bad example.
Use masks and wash your hands, kids.
Dismas wears a mask!
be like dismas, polite and clean!
But he wears it wrong, with his nose poking out of it! Be responsible and wear your mask right!
While mask requirements have mostly ended where I live due to high vaccination rates, from my understanding they’re still very much required elsewhere, and places like the local schools still require you to wear them to protect the 1 or 2 summer activity members that refuse vaccines.
Not enough diseases. XD
That's still a good trade.
Leper heals -25 stress
3 party members times 5 stress equal: +15 stress
-10 overall stress
Then the Leper quarantines himself relieving everyone elses stress
Exact same joke has been posted before with at least them being a screenshot
Sorry... I had tried searching “mask down” in the Reddit search engine beforehand for that exact reason
Yeah not your fault, Reddit search engine is useless. Even searching my own post on google is tough as I had to scroll down a bit to find it even though I typed “darkest dungeon reddit mask down”
It's okay. If it's any consolation, this is the first time I've seen this joke. My first thought seeing this was "man, I can't believe I haven't seen this joke before on this sub." and I'm on Reddit a lot. A LOT.
Come on leper you're better than this.
dude someone should edit "covid" under diseases
Funny because disease tab is right under it too hehe. Nice post
Did the devs add this because of covid or was it part of the game before?
It was always there, on account of the whole leprosy-face of it all.
Oh, I’ve never played this thread is just recommended a lot, not sure why.
You have answered the letter. Now, like us, you are part of this place
That's what the point of mask is
I mean it’s managed to somehow get 100 upvotes and 1 reward in 1 hour but ok...
And apparently the joke has also been posted before so I kind of feel like it’s the opposite now lol
Upvotes werent showing for me and i hadnt seen it before
Great minds think alike
I haven’t seen it, so it’s new to me!
I was going to post this months ago, then thought it was too late.
Nope, still funny as fuck.
Lol this is actually pretty good
thats what the point of the mask is
I didn’t even go as far as to imply that masks are or aren’t helpful so quit needlessly fanning the flames within the dumpster fire that is modern political discussion.
No, you said "Anti maskers be like: [net positive of losing 10 stress]". That's you telling everyone the truth that masks are bad.
That wasn’t my primary intention, but assuming you believed it was I doubt you would have left a comment repeating the exact idea that the meme had just conveyed, so the initial comment would be altogether pointless nonetheless.
...Unless you just wanted to put in your own input on the political topic, but if you really were just repeating what you thought the image was trying to convey I apologize
I don't get this guy(the one you're replying to not you). I don't think the meme is funny but it isn't meant for me. It's also that, a meme. Not really someone talking about what they think while it has that implication I don't see why it's so hard to just...not say anything? I don't get people like him I guess.
No, that was your primary intention.
As someone who’s personally pro mask I don’t know why I would make a post with said intention but ok
The joke is clearly "anti-maskers hate wearing a mask, so not wearing a mask makes them happier, but other people fear getting covid so seeing someone disregard mask protocol makes them worried."
No, you're anti-mask.
"Consume, obey, don't get out, wear a mask." - Daddy government
The worst part about the anti mask movement for me is how illogical it is on so many levels... Unlike vaccines there isn’t even some kind of potential perceived danger or even reason for mask wearing to have been required, other than the obvious explanation that the government thinks/knows that masks help prevent covid.
If you didn't catch the released emails, Big Gov knew masks do very little, especially in non-sterile environments, but felt that mandating them could be seen as "doing something" and help make people feel better. \[EDIT: In 2015 they were actually found to be harmful: [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150422121724.htm](https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150422121724.htm) . Since the government mandated them, many government-funded institutions have run studies that concluded, basically, "Well at least they don't hurt." Not very impressive to justify a massive authoritarian dictate, eh?\]
A shrewd individual might also note that it would offer an easy way to identify dissenters and those less likely to accept authoritarianism. And, as seen in Canada's recent crack-downs, offer them an excuse to arrest said individuals.
I don't have a problem with masks, I have a problem with people telling others what to do. Whether your or me wear a mask is an individual choice made out of individual freedom.
Smoking cigarretes and drinking are objectively awful for your health and killing you, yet it's your choice to do.
There are dozens of illnesses previous covid that spread through air and nobody cared about using a mask.
I use a mask because I have advanced age family members and if it helps prevent them getting ill I use it. But don't fucking try to coerce to with "Wear a mask"
Masks won’t protect you unless you have a mask that completely seals off entry points that lead to infection. Those are the masks that are cupped shaped. The masks most people wear are designed to keep viruses of certain sizes within the mask so it does help protect the people around you.
The truth is, youre never truly safe, even if you’re vaccinated. Everything thats being done is to decrease the possibility of infection.
>youre never truly safe
Indeed, all of life is an exercise in operational risk management (as players of this game should well know) but if I am in an age bracket for which drowning is 50 more likely a cause of death than the recent pandemic (true in the USA for 20-29 year-olds), should I then wear a life vest and floaties everywhere for fear of drowning? Should the government mandate that I do for my own safety?
I do not wear floaties everywhere because I have deemed it an unnecessary effort to prevent a relatively unlikely event. For slightly higher risk, I enjoy better quality of life. Now, if I were to go boating the equation might change and the risk balance would shift, perhaps enough to have me don a life jacket.
Furthermore, studies have shown that masks actually do surprisingly little to prevent infections:
Or even, in the case of cloth masks, which most people are currently wearing as they are the cheapest option and satisfy the mandates, they have negative results actually making people *more* likely to contract diseases:
Even if you are in the “safe” age bracket, wearing masks protects others rather than yourself. Most masks aren’t able to stop the virus from entering your respiratory after prolonged exposure. There is a comprehensive list of masks and their uses here if you’re interested as to why. [Cons and Pros of Different masks](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452199X20301481).
I also wouldnt compare the pandemic to drowning because contracting the virus will always remain the same (hopefully) and prevention is all we can do for the meantime. It has shown the capability to kill the vulnerable and impact the healthy whereas drowning is a case by case circumstance that most people underestimate.
Source? Literally never heard about this
Unsurprising. It was a bit of a story a little bit ago, but some journalists got some emails released via FOIA request and it shows some of the policy flip-flopping that occurred behind the scenes (not to be confused with the very public flip-flopping in official announcements): [https://nypost.com/2021/06/03/fauci-emails-show-his-flip-flopping-on-wearing-masks-to-fight-covid/](https://nypost.com/2021/06/03/fauci-emails-show-his-flip-flopping-on-wearing-masks-to-fight-covid/) (I tried to find the actual scans but it looks like Buzzfeed took it down)
Interestingly, masks have been found to have almost no effect on infection rates in the past: [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2493952/](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2493952/)
However, it was found they had a significant psychological calming effect on patients.
Other studies have focused more specifically on cloth masks and found them to be actually *negatively* effective, making the wearer more likely to contract illnesses:
The first source is interesting, and while I see it as inherently flawed in the sense that it only argues that cloth masks are ineffective when compared to medical masks the “97%” statistic is very solid, even if Covid could logically be one of the 3% viruses.
The second nbci link is on wound infections and their recovery rate with doctors wearing and not wearing masks. While this is interesting, it doesn’t really apply to Covid’s spread in any way shape or form, other than implying that you aren’t likely to spread it and other sicknesses to people via infecting their wounds with it.
The NY post link is totally correct about Fauci’s flip flopping early on in the pandemic on mask policy, but I wouldn’t see reason to believe that “calming the populous” would be the main intent, since there are more obvious reasons for him to not immediately recommend universal mask purchasing at the start of the pandemic such as a lack of info on early Coronavirus, mask supply, or possibly a mix of the 2.
Even if I still am not convinced and feel the narrative to be more theoretical than likely it’s helpful to have a different look at this sort of political viewpoint.
Careful, saying things like this will have Reddit nods hunting you down. Have seen any sort of dissent on the matter get people shut down a lot lol
Well, I dislike centralized authoritarianism and especially despise crooked science. I'll call it out where I see it.
lol, called it
He always has mask off when he camps in my save. Never seen this option. My healer catch the black death quite often so maybe that is why.
People out here really thinking hand sanitizer is gonna clear mortality debuffs.