JpurdI see that your banned so no idea when you'll see this, but obviously you have a difficult time grasping what I had said. I get tested if I'm going to be driving up with someone else. I've done mostly solo skiing this year, but in the event that I'm going with someone I don't live with, yes I'm getting tested as are they. Has nothing to do with thinking I'm constantly sick. Has to do with, I really don't want Covid.
If that makes me a loser than I'm happy to be a loser.
Look, this upsets me because in my view, people like you are what is going to keep us from going back to normal. Elimination strategies are much more damaging than helpful after community transmission is prominent. The media has essentially created a bunch of germaphobes who are incapable of assessing cost benefits.
If you are really afraid of getting or transmitting COVID to this level, you probably just need to stay home. The reality is skiing is an extremely low risk activity. You're outside, you're in the sun, you're in the cold. Respiratory virus DO NOT TRANSMIT in any significant way in this environment. Period.
Additionally, the MAJORITY of deaths are people already in end-of-life care. That means you will generally not meet at-risk people on the mountain. Young people are more likely to be killed in a car accident, in a single year of driving,
than from COVID. Not to mention we're all wearing masks outside, which we know work amazingly well outside...
I really hate what you're a proxy for, not actually you as a person. I don't really believe in bitching and telling people their own personal choices are stupid, but I am 100% sure you do not feel this way about small businesses that want to be open and poor children that want to be in school.
I'll keep getting banned if I say stuff like this though, and I recognize I'm not in the majority...