WONDER OF THE WEEK
Stop wearing masks for coronavirus!
Face masks will not help healthy people
People are slaves to trends and to info snatched from pop culture. Today’s iteration is that everyone is buying and wearing face masks in the hope of staving off the coronavirus.
Almost nobody looks beneath fads to see if they are supported by science. This one definitely is not. Face masks provide no benefit to healthy people. But even worse, the worldwide rush to buy them has left medical facilities that DO need them facing a serious shortage. All over the world, healthcare workers are being forced to re-use masks and use them longer than they are rated for.
STOP BUYING FACE MASKS. It doesn’t help, it hurts.
The only exceptions are people who are already currently infected, this is to minimize the amount of infected spray they might cough or sneeze into the environment; and for healthcare workers in direct contact with infected patients. If you’re neither of those, then do not buy or wear a face mask.
Contributed by Brian Dunning.