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Are you as active in public now as before the Pandemic?

Are you out and about in public again more often than during the Pandemic? Many of us stayed very close to home during the worst of those times, when the threat of getting COVID-19 and even dying from it was on most of our minds.

These days, when we’re out in public, if we pay attention, it appears that most people are not wearing masks anymore, certainly far fewer than even a year ago. Airlines are busy again, and vacationers are taking cruises and flying off to foreign lands far more often. People are even shaking hands and hugging more often.

What about you? Are you back out in public to the extent you were before the Pandemic struck? Or are you still sticking close to home, not quite ready to resume your life as it was before?

And, as we often say, stay tuned if the poll below doesn’t load right away. It can be a real slow-poke some days, so give it a minute and it will be along. We guarantee it!

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Steven N
24 days ago

I made every attempt to continue doing what I needed to do during the insanity. I don’t make it a habit of going to places that restrict my freedom any other time so why try when they are all full of themselves and in full swing?

JAMES
25 days ago

I’m just getting older, that’s why I slowed down.

KellyR
25 days ago

How did this simple question turn into political diatribes?

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Diane McGovern
25 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Passionate readers? Freedom of speech? (Walking a fine line here.) Have a good, peaceful night, Kelly. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Gary
25 days ago

Nope. Same as before. No masking and no boosters. They don’t work.
Covid has become a 24 hr fever and a bad sore throat for a couple of days.

CeeCee
25 days ago

We have never lived in fear of covid. Yes, people got sick, some died. However, it isn’t nearly as deadly as we were first led to believe. We’ve had it once and it wasn’t fun, but we’ve also had other illnesses that are more dangerous and survived. We are careful not to expose others when we are unwell, out of consideration for their well-being, but life goes on.

Marybeth Almand
25 days ago

We have consolidated our shopping into fewer days, but I think gas prices are equally to blame for being out and about less. We do avoid high concentration areas (like Walmart at 4pm) and ALWAYS wear our masks, even though we’ve gotten every vaccine possible.

Marie
25 days ago

To be honest, outside of wearing a mask where we had to, nothing changed for us during Covid. Neither of us missed work. We camped that year; only saw one camper wearing a mask and one campground had people wearing a mask in the office. We went out to eat, out with friends…..everything the same. We both had Covid in November 2021.

Rich
25 days ago

about the only difference between our “public” activity pre and post pandemic is the number of movies we go to and most of that is due to the quality, or lack thereof, of the movie. even during the “pandemic” my wife and I still went out to eat (at the very few places that stayed open) or did take out. i still did the weekly grocery shopping and other errands (tried the online ordering/home delivery thing with unsatisfactory results).

Bob M
25 days ago

I got vaccinated, wore a mask, prayed and am still alive.

M D-B
25 days ago

We left AZ 2 days before the world was shut down in 2020. But we traveled back and forth between Michigan and AZ Jan-March in 2021 and 2022. We’re fortunate to not get covid until this past Thanksgiving when we were home.

Ray
25 days ago

We took the first two shots and curtailed our activity briefly. Soon after we learned of the risks and effects involved with the mRNA vaccines from several renown medical professionals and scientists. Now we follow the time-tested preventative protocols prescribed by them and used throughout the world. Looking back at having taken the first two shots, our regret was a case of not learning soon enough.

Bob Palin
25 days ago
Reply to  Ray

Spreading disinformation like this isn’t even allowed on Facebook!

John
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob Palin

No Bob, they aren’t spreading disinformation. They just took the time to enlighten themselves. Maybe you should too. Facebook picks and chooses what to ban, just depends what the info is and if it fits the current administration’s narrative.

Gary
25 days ago
Reply to  Ray

You speak the truth.

Diane Mc
25 days ago

Traveled 30K miles during the pandemic. Started with 2020 in Daytona Beach for the 500. 110K people just when the news was starting about the “virus”. Tried to go to the Indy 500 in August 2020. Made it to Utah when they changed their minds, so traveled around for a few weeks. Attended the 2021/22 Daytona 500 & the 2021 Indy500. Didn’t get Covid until this past March. Both of us started with one day of a pretty bad case. Took a drug that can’t be mentioned. Next day 90% better. Within several days, except fatigue, all symptoms gone. Do have groceries delivered. Started when this all first happened. Liked it so much, continued. But will go shopping in stores if needed. Not a shopper so this was one positive. Leave for Daytona in a week.

John S
25 days ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Go ahead, say it…ivermectin. Covid wonder drug.

Diane Mc
25 days ago
Reply to  John S

I was being a bit sarcastic with that comment. Your comment…truth.

B N S
25 days ago
Reply to  John S

Yes!!

tom
25 days ago

“You can run, but you cannot hide.”

John S
25 days ago
Reply to  tom

Some people will continue to hide…it’s their ‘new normal’. Some of us prefer the normal, normal.

Rich
25 days ago
Reply to  John S

👍👍

Spike
25 days ago

I never changed from before to during to now. Across the whole time period, if I wanted or needed to go somewhere, I did it. Laws restricting businesses being open had some impact for a short time, but basically no changes over time.

Skip
25 days ago

I’m between before and no. It has increased but not much and still wearing mask in any large gathering of store like walmart and local grocery stores. Shame that those stores have done away with masks and sanitizer. The virus is still around and some places increasing again. Still seeing there is no human in humanity but plenty of arrogance to go around. With medical conditions I’m still a distance person.

Last edited 25 days ago by Skip
John S
25 days ago

Never slowed down…same as before, during or now.

Rick Campbell
25 days ago

I live in the free state of Florida so we never wear masks or worry about if someone wants to shake hands. We do what our medical professionals tell us, “take vitamin C and wash your hands and you will be fine!”

B N S
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Well Stated, Rick! : )

Bill Fisher
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Yep. Same here.

Bob p
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Yep

Gordon den Otter
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

When someone said we should just bump elbows, I jokingly asked whether it was the elbow that we sneeze into. That didn’t go over well…

Tommy Molnar
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Yup. Nothing changed for me before, during, or after.

Mike O.
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Same here!

Richard Brandt
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Rick, We are thankful that you are not one of the 84,000 Floridians that died from the virus.

MattD
25 days ago
Reply to  Richard Brandt

How many of those 84K died “from” or “with” Covid?

Diane Mc
25 days ago
Reply to  MattD

Bingo!

B N S
25 days ago
Reply to  MattD

Lots of Skydiving, Drowning,s etc… All deviously reported as C deaths.. Utter corruption…

Joe Goomba
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

There’s a reason why they call it “Floriduh”.

Spike
25 days ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

I did take all the safety measures when out via masks, vaccinations, and clean hands, etc. but the pandemic was not about to rob me of my freedom to move about as I needed.

Last edited 25 days ago by Spike
tom
25 days ago
Reply to  Spike

Too soon we forget common sense.

Gary
25 days ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

Pretty lame comment.

KellyR
25 days ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

Please winter in Arizona then.

Leonard
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

Silly comment. I also do what our and your medical professionals tell me to do. Get vaccinated, wear a mask in public, wash and sanitize hands. I also live in a free country; Canada.

Last edited 25 days ago by Diane McGovern
Rich
25 days ago
Reply to  Leonard

so i guess all of those churches being shut down is in the name of freedom, right?

Steve Minor
25 days ago
Reply to  Leonard

Leonard, You might want to do a little checking, Canada (like America) isn’t quite as free as we would like to think it is!

Scott
25 days ago
Reply to  Rick Campbell

You cannot live in fear. I wish all people had the same ability to cut through the crap. Covid is only bad if you have pre-existing conditions or in some cases are elderly. Come on people, get out there and live. Life is too short as it is.

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