"Hospitalization rates are calculated by the number of residents of a defined area who are hospitalized with a positive SARS-CoV-2 laboratory test divided by the total population within that defined area."
"Hospitalization" means "admitted to the hospital for treatment".
And obviously "with a...
Head back in the thread a bit and read bondsman333's story, then tell me there's nothing for a "healthy" person to be concerned about.
Spit droplets are much larger than virus particles. If someone wearing a cloth mask coughs, their virus-laden spit is far less likely to get out past the mask and potentially infect someone. That's the whole damn point of having everyone wear masks - to reduce the amount of spit flying about.
I would urge you to at least reconsider wearing a seatbelt if there are other people in the car. You may not care if you are more likely to be injured or killed, but you can become a missile in a severe crash and injure or kill another occupant of the vehicle.
You hit the nail on the head with this. So many people are refusing to wear a mask simply because they were told to wear one. I understand the impulse to give the government the middle finger, but in this particular case a little bit more thought is warranted.
Besides, wearing a mask helps...
For me, wearing a mask when 6-ft spacing isn't possible is much like wearing a seatbelt in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle/motocycle. It's a minor inconvenience, and has potentially major benefit. I would do it regardless of whether it's mandated by the government.
People make up all sorts of dumb shit around MA laws, but this one is especially dumb. All I can think is that someone at some point confused "machine gun" with "any NFA item" and assumed that you needed the green card to possess any NFA item. Of course, the license says right on it "Resident...