When they started recommending that people wear two masks instead of just one, we did posts ridiculing the idea: why not wear 10? What we were surprised to see though was how many people said they were already double-masking — we even saw a man who said he’d be wearing a mask for at least five years if not longer. You may have just seen our thread of people replying to Jesse Kelly sharing their horror stories of the COVID lockdowns, from businesses failing to people not being able to see, or hold funerals for, their dying relatives. But what about the people who are hooked on COVID restrictions? CTV News out of Canada explains that dropping restrictions could cause a lot of people anxiety.
— CTV News (@CTVNews) February 9, 2022
Melissa Coutu Zuber writes:
[Psychology professor Steve] Joordens expects the majority of people, even those who feel initial stress around reopening, will resume previous social interactions in public settings quite easily.
But others, including people with conditions that make them more vulnerable, will have a harder time. For those who have linked certain scenarios — like large crowds and unmasked individuals — to threats of danger, Joordens said reopening could bring about conditions similar to post-traumatic stress disorder.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) February 10, 2022
That's fine with me
— Michael (@XRPo0p) February 9, 2022
Fear mongering propaganda
— Sean M (@SNMarcellus) February 10, 2022
The world has been a dangerous since the beginning of time.
It's up to us as individuals to keep ourselves safe. I have not missed a beat or suffered any anxiety at all since this pandemic started except for when I've had people leap ten feet in the air to avoid me..
— Rock solid (@PepjoecarrSolid) February 9, 2022
Thanks to the media for scaring everyone.
— AndroniiBalogna (@AndroniiBalogna) February 10, 2022
Where do you guys produce these so-called experts? 🤣🤣🤣
— Yanky 🐊 🚚🚛🚜 (@Yanky_Pollak) February 10, 2022
Stay home then? Why do we all have to suffer because some people are trapped in a state of mass psychosis. One week with no electronics would do wonders for these people
— b mac (@brvdmx) February 9, 2022
“Some may feel weird feelings of freedom and independence”
— Knightly Trades 💵🖨 (@KnightScholar1) February 10, 2022
You can choose to remain locked down if you wish.
— Brad Whittle (@BradWhittle465) February 10, 2022
The “experts” and the government weren’t concerned about anxiety and depression that these restrictions caused when they were put into place especially when it came to lockdown after lockdown! #NoMoreMandates #NoMoreRestrictions
— Skylar (@Shanny0693) February 10, 2022
2021: "Restrictions can cause anxiety".
2022: "Lifting restrictions can cause anxiety".
Do "experts" know anything about the simple state of happiness?
— André Dalpé (@ardalpe) February 9, 2022
As adults we have the option to choose to go out or not. It’s important for us to have the freedom to choose.
— Shelley Clifford (@cliffordshell) February 9, 2022
Cool. Stay home then while the rest of us get back to normal.
— Allan (@AllanRicharz) February 10, 2022
Stockholm syndrome. People have gotten used to living in COVID terror…now they’ll crave the nanny state keeping them “safe”.
— Mr. H 🇨🇦 (@hillsje) February 10, 2022
That's a sincerely messed up way to look at it. Mandates based on unknown reasoning are causing immense anxiety!
— Owen Wiltshire (@wiltshire) February 9, 2022
“Experts” strike again. It’s becoming laughable
— Jake (@asdfdsayobo) February 9, 2022
We know. I've seen them online already freaking out. If you want to, then just keep restricting yourself, right? Keep your mask, don't go out a lot, etc.
— 𝓂𝒶𝑔𝑔𝒾𝑒𝟢𝟦𝟢𝟧 (@maggie0405) February 9, 2022
Wear the gear, do the social distancing, crouch in your house, keep getting jabbed– live your new life to the fullest. Meanwhile, the rest of us…
— davrola (@davrola) February 9, 2022
Strange how not one of these people considered the anxiety caused by the actual restrictions. Children with delayed speech, unable to read social cues, mental instability due to fear, the steep uptick in self harm and suicides.
Sorry you are having to adjust to normal. Fuck Off
— Smoke yer China Crack Pipe if ya got it! (@Jlisa42067) February 10, 2022
— Blue Collar Bitcoin (@BlueCollarBTC21) February 10, 2022
Lifting restrictions will send us into a state of exuberance, as we rediscover our dependence on social interaction, reunite with family and friends, and conquer this state propagated fear.
— Terence van der Hout (@TerencevdHout) February 10, 2022
Stay home. I won't drag you outside. Wear your mask. I won't mock you or rip it off. You aren't obligated to go to movies, restaurants, gyms, get togethers, clubs, etc. Get back out there at your own pace.
— Yeegrek (@Yeegrek) February 10, 2022
This is fear porn.
Don’t fall for it. Don’t give them the click.
— Billy White Redux (@postpostmoderne) February 10, 2022
— Lucas (@leaf_4) February 10, 2022
Yeah, we’re not letting the agoraphobics dictate how we can live our lives, thanks.
— 🌲🌘PaganLiberty🌒🌲 (@PaganLiberty) February 10, 2022
They can wear masks, avoid crowds and not go to public gatherings. That’s their choice. It’s not like we are going to have mandates that force them to do these things.
— oliver sousa (@olivasauce) February 10, 2022
Sounds like a "you" problem.
— 𝘿𝙀𝙀𝙋𝙁𝙍𝙄𝙀𝘿 (@LemonDeepfried) February 10, 2022
This is blatant propaganda and you should be ashamed.
— Jacob Airey (@realJacobAirey) February 10, 2022
Your anxiety and triggers are not the world's responsibility.
— Redleif13 (@redleif13) February 10, 2022
Oh stop already!!! Just stop!!!!
— Leon Connors (@RealLeonC) February 10, 2022
As so many in the United States don’t seem to understand, lifting mask mandates doesn’t mean you can’t keep wearing a mask as long as you’d like to.
All of a sudden, mental health experts are worried that people have grown too dependent on masks https://t.co/xh6ljb6snz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 2, 2021