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Whitley Bay mask-exempt woman urges more understanding

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Whitley Bay mask-exempt woman urges more understanding

A woman who is exempt from wearing a mask said the abuse she has received while shopping without one has left her afraid to leave the house.

However, after negative comments from another shopper sparked a panic attack two weeks ago, she can no longer shop.

She said people should be more understanding of those with exemptions.

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This virus from China has affected everyone in the world and most people are having to make some sort of sacrifice and some unfortunately pay the ultimate price and die from Covid19.

Whilst I wouldn't condone any form of abuse, this woman must realise that others who are following the government guidelines to protect themselves and others may also experience anxiety when faced with someone who appears not to be following the guidelines.  Face masks work most effectively when everyone is using them and there are those who flout the rules and do whatever they want, particularly if they're from a younger generation.

This person should also ask themselves whether or not it was completely necessary to take her daughter to the supermarket and both not wear masks.  Could that have been avoided?

It takes courage to confront people who appear to be breaking the rules and whilst the person who spoke to this woman may have gone about it the wrong way, they should be commended for standing up for the majority of people by speaking out.


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Jethro

Jethro

Pet, perhaps you should remember, you are being paided to wear a mask. Also remember, nobody is forcing you to work in a care home. People exempt from face masks ( breathing difficulty), who live alone may be forced out of their homes to survive.
15/09 Jethro
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pet

pet

If you're exempt from wearing a mask because of a medical issue you shouldn't be going out at all.
I have to wear a mask for my entire 12 hour shift in a care home, it's not fun but it is important. If you cant wear a mask for 10 to 15 minutes in a shop then again, stay home.
Its fine if you want to gamble with your own life, but please don't do it with other peoples.
14/09 pet
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Fed Up

Fed Up

Here's another one. Who gets penalised, the kids not wearing masks or the 70 year old who dared to speak up. Yep, correct, the OAP.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5954445/coronavirus-scotland-edinburgh-oap-banned-tesco-schoolkids-face-mask/
21/08 Fed Up
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Fed Up

Fed Up

Confronting someone who appears to be flouting rules isn't the same as exercising authority they don't have. Far too many people look the other way, too afraid to get involved. Yes, there are individuals who have a valid excuse, but there are also a significant number of individuals who don't give a damn about anyone else.
20/08 Fed Up
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InAbilityNet

InAbilityNet

Some people are too judgemental and have insufficient information or knowledge to make a definitive assessment of the situation.

What someone else does is their own concern and nobody without proper authority has the right to enforce their judgements upon someone else and should therefore mind their own business.

Someone exercising authority they haven’t got is exercising an abuse of power and infringing the rights of the other individual on the receiving end.

People who go about fault finding often have problems of their own and use others as stepping stones.

Individuals shouldn’t have to prove or justify their innocence to a dominating control freak who assumes the worst of them, exercises authority they haven’t got and subjecting them to intrusive questioning.
20/08 InAbilityNet
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Timelady

Timelady

While I understand your points, I feel that a female is far more likely to be confronted about the lack of a mask than a male.
20/08 Timelady
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