By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

More People Are Wearing Masks

More People Are Wearing Masks

Axios out with a new poll on how many Americans are wearing masks:

62% of those surveyed said they’re wearing a mask “all the time” when they leave the house — up from 53% when we asked the same question two weeks ago.
The biggest jump was among Republicans: 45% say they’re wearing a mask all the time, up from 35% at the end of June.
Even though it’s narrowing, there’s still a big partisan divide: 95% of Democrats say they wear a mask some or all of the time outside the house, compared with 74% of Republicans.

Despite my bullishness on social disancing and wearking masks when you are in public, I actually don't fall into the 62% of people who wear a mask "all the time" I'm outside the house. Your proximity to other people changes the math on this, of course, and if I lived in a big city then I'm sure I'd be in that group. But I live in the suburbs and I take a few walks everyday without a mask. I religiously stay at least 6 feet from other people, and typically leave at least 20 feet between us. It's simple, frankly, as I just need to dart into the street for a moment or cross the street to avoid other people.

Whenever I go to a store or a drive through or something else where I'll be closer to other people, I wear a mask 100% of the time because I'm not an asshole and I realize it not only makes me safer, but it makes other people who may not be in as good health or demographic to be okay if they get sick.

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