Both masks and the current cycle of vaccines are imperfect but best effort attempts at preventing more death than health systems can cope with or is necessary. You know for a fact that they (1) lessen the chance of you getting the virus (2) lessen the chance of you infecting someone else (3) lessen the (possible) severity of symptoms with onset of the disease.
All are of net benefit to society. Whilst you may care for direct covid-related care, there are people who have had necessary operations delayed for many months because hospital wards are full of covid patients and doctors/nurses aren't available to return to regular order of business. For a practical example; I've once been operated on a deviated septum after breaking my nose. If this happened sometime in 2020, chances are I'd still be on the waiting list for an operation. And that's mild. There's people with far more pressing health needs that aren't being met.
tldr and you should know this by now, getting vaccinated, boostered, wearing your mask, are very simple things you can do to allow the system to function as well as it could under these circumstances.
Last edited by Larssen (2022-01-15 12:10:46)