The Victorian tyrant Dan Andrews has decided to turn the screws a little further on the hapless sheep that most people are, mandating that only properly fitted masks are now acceptable; previously you could wear scarves, bandanas, neck gaiters, and face shields, but they’re banned now.
In general there might be some (small) benefit to wearing a mask in an enclosed space where there is close contact with an infected person (it probably won’t prevent infections, but it may reduce viral load levels if an infection occurs) but the wearing of masks outdoors is astoundingly absurd. Everywhere you look there are people walking alone, or in a couple, no one else near them, and they are dutifully wearing masks. It is almost unbelievable that people will go along with this, as if they think Sars-Cov2 is floating in the fresh air or something.
This stuff is just about tragically ridiculous.
If people will fall for this, what else is in store for us?
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