I went to the UNC Family Medicine clinic today for an annual health visit.

Good news: UNC still requires patients and HCWs to mask.

Bad news: Everyone, and I mean every single person, was wearing a baggy blue medical mask. I mean I could see daylight through the gaps 😡 1/

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My appointment was 8:00 a.m. but the lobby and waiting areas were already starting to fill up.

I was the only person in the entire clinic wearing a respirator 😷—a 3M Aura 9210+ NIOSH-certified N95 2/

While I wait, an elderly man without a mask walks up close to me and loudly tells the receptionist that he thinks he might have COVID. She asks him to put on a 😷 He replies that he doesn’t know how to (🙄) and asks for assistance.

He wears the mask below his nose 🤯 3/

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The man who thinks he has COVID is quickly escorted to a private waiting room. 🙏 4/

I ask my nurse why the HCWs aren’t wearing respirator 😷 and she tells me they only wear those around symptomatic patients. 🤦‍♀️

This is our brave new world: We do the best we can to protect ourselves, while others make minimal efforts to stop a deadly and debilitating 🦠 /end

@Vbuy hoping you stay safe. I still mask indoors, but hardly anyone else does. It’s puzzling how dense folks can be.

@Vbuy Oh. Fuck. When I arrive in full hazmat, I get escorted to a private waiting room too.
I now realize that *they are putting me in the Sars-2 infected zone*.

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