Olioxenfree wrote: ↑Fri May 22, 2020 4:54 pmNo, in this case saying people shouldn't wear masks is extremely ignorant.
No, saying everyone in the US should ideally be wearing a mask is what's ignorant.
For the love of all that is holy, do some damned research on these ridiculous masks already people. Stop just swallowing what CNN says.
I'm so sick of everyone screeching about wearing a mask. There is more proof that they're actually harmful than any good they may do. Numerous studies are inconclusive - it's a "maybe" at best. What is conclusive, however, is that they're likely to cause harm and sicken you.
Here - since the quivering, frightened masses seem to hang on what the WHO says as being gold. This is just ONE opinion on them being harmful:
https://www.wibw.com/content/news/WHO-F ... 29971.html
There are many other articles discussing masks creating more harm than good. Once you touch it, move it, put it under your nose, pull it under your chin, put it in your pocket, scratch your face, move it around, readjust it, you're transferring bacteria. You're then taking that bacteria laden item and pressing it against your nose and mouth - breathing the bacteria deeply into your lungs because you have to breathe harder to get oxygen.
That's not even getting into the damage from inhaling your own carbon dioxide. Or your own flora that's being recycled into a warm moist environment where bacteria can proliferate and be breathed back in. Mmmmm ... Sign me up!
There is no study that's conclusive that they provide appreciable protection. Fauci was laughing about people wearing masks out in the middle of the outbreak of this strain. "It might stop a droplet". He specifically says the only benefit is if someone is sick, it may help reduce spread. In that case, don't be a douche - stay home. Since Fauci seems to be the only other supreme, believable authority for the mask brigade:
Visual for everyone: build a split rail fence to keep field mice contained. That goes for germs either in or out.
Unless you're hermetically sealing a respirator to your face and wearing the gear that the microbiologists wear in the lab, stay home if you're sick, sneeze or cough into your shirt and wash your damned hands.