Liberals are still wearing masks consistently in cities that have already repealed mask mandates.
Some of them are still scared of catching Covid-19 despite being vaccinated while others see it as a way to show the world that they’re “not Republicans.”
being fully vaxxed going outside
still wearing a mask because i don’t want people to think i’m a republican
— ky🧸🛋 (@kyla_rhoads) April 29, 2021
idc what the cdc says i’m still wearing a mask outdoors so i dont get mistaken as a republican
— STEPH ☻ (@sstephanievu) April 29, 2021
And a few others are doing it not for political reasons, but because they’ve gotten so used to wearing them everywhere.
Some who were vaccinated even suggested they won’t take their masks off unless they’re in the presence of others who were also vaccinated.
just got my second dose of the Pfeizer vaccine.
looking forward to connecting in person without masks and distance with loved ones who are also vaccinated, and still wearing my mask and distancing in most other situations.
— Michael J. Morris, PhD (@morrismichaelj) April 28, 2021
Ultimately, “mask wearing” has become a sort of status symbol, a signifier of who’s with “us” in the cultural battle of “us vs. them.”
Subconsciously, it’s also a sign of obedience.
Everyone remember to wear a mask everywhere you go. It doesn’t matter if you are vaccinated or not, you should still be wearing a mask until health officials say that it is safe to not wear a mask. #CoronaSecondWave #StaySafe #COVID
— Karan Brar (@KaranBr50178212) May 3, 2021