Let me get this straight: you assume you've been exposed to the virus because your personal reasoning, and take that as proof that you're either asymptomatic or immune (or "whatever the fuck"). You build on that assumption by saying there is no incentive for you because you still have to wear a mask afterwards. Erm...let me tackle the latter first: the vaccine doesn't turn you into an anti-covid machine. If you get in contact with the virus, it can still reside on your body. Your antibodies will still need to fight it (though it'd be much easier for them). So as such, you can still infect others.I'd say I'd trust this more than the mRNA vax that Moderna and Pfizer is from the reading I've done...but honestly? Considering I've probably been exposed to the virus already, and that taking the vaccine apparently doesn't get rid of the need for masks, I really have to wonder what the incentive of getting the vaccine is for someone like myself who was completely asymptomatic, immune, or whatever the fuck at this point. I know, there's more strains of the virus, but I just am not scared of this virus in regards to my own health.
But really...I think it's mostly a solidarity measure. It'll take time before everyone (who wants to) gets vaccinated, and if vaccinated people will walk around without masks in that time, it'll just get others the idea that it's safer than it really is (besides...80 or 95% chance is still below 100).
They...put the virus off to the side for most of the day? I don't think you wrote what you meant to say there.Here's something to consider: there's a pretty large majority of people in first world nations who work jobs that require their physical presence, and where, depending on the environment, people either take this virus seriously because they're told to and don't stand up for themselves, or they only wear it when necessary, and put it off to the side for most of the day.
In case you meant "face masks" by the "it", then the response is simple: you're dead wrong. My girlfriend works in the hospital. They don't need reminders, and aren't wearing those "because they're told to and don't stand up for themselves", but it's because most if not everyone there has seen people die of the complications.
I personally work for a multinational with many stores. At least two had to close down because of covid measures. And even if it wasn't for that, it's a direct influx on our income (we're about to fire 100+ people). Because of that, most people know at least some others who have gotten seriously ill. So...with all due respect, but take your "people don't stand up for themselves" opinion and shove it where the sun doesn't shine(1).
(1): it's of course my opinion, but whenever someone talks about people being "sheep" or needing to "stand up for themselves", it's always used as a justification for breaking rules. Basically: it's saying "don't follow that crowd, you sheep! Follow MY opinion instead".