3 Reasons to Wear a Mask, and 6 Reasons Not To
Have you noticed our policy makers have done a complete reversal on mask-wearing?
What's going on?
Should we be wearing them, or are they actually pointless like we were originally told?
Permit me side step the nonsensical, new, media affinity for switching to now report "cases" vs. "deaths." That is it's own illogical, likely agenda-driven turn, which I may cover another time.
Since mask wearing is back in vogue, today I want to give you three reasons you might want to wear a mask, and six reasons you might opt out.
First we'll start with:
SIX REASONS NOT TO WEAR A MASK
REASON #1: Our Public Health Officials Told Us Not To:
Yes, the W.H.O., Anthony Fauci, and the U.S. Surgeon General all went on television and told us not to wear masks.
In case you missed it...here are the original comments from all three parties mentioned above, along with:
A comical outtake of Fauci proving his own point.
A disturbing justification for why they all changed their tune.
Great, so that leaves us with one of two possible scenarios:
Either Fauci lied to us a few months ago...because, apparently that was what he needed to do to? That makes me wonder what else he's willing lie about.
Fauci knows masks don't protect us from the virus, so he lied to us recently make up a story to fit the narrative that we need to wear them. Hmm, why would he do that?
Neither of those offers any comfort, just distrust.
And then he has the nerve to say something like this!
Wait, what? Anyone who doesn't follow his ever-changing instruction is "anti-science"?
The more he talks, the more it seems like he is the one who is anti-science.
Something smells funny doctor, and I think it's your crummy logic.
You're right, it's so weird that people don't trust you.
REASON #2: The Warning Label on the Box Says Masks Won't Protect Against Covid.
Seriously, check this out.
As the surgeon general pointed out, these masks aren't tight fitting so they're basically pointless.
Translated, the virus could get in through your eyes, ears, or your mouth/nose via the openings in your mask.
The bottom line: A hazmat suit (not a mask) is how you prevent exposure.
Anyone game for nationwide, required hazmat suits?
It's a terrible idea, but at least it's logical.
REASON #3: Wearing a Mask Lowers Your Oxygen Levels:
Rebreathing your exhale not only lowers your oxygen levels, it lowers your immunity.
Doesn't every function in our bodies depend on oxygen?
Does lowering our immunity make sense right now, or ever?
If you want to read more deeply about this problem, check out this fantastic article from Dr. Russell Blaylock which summaries a large number of scientific studies showing how unhealthy mask wearing is.
If you don't have time to read the whole thing consider these excerpts:
"Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.
Dr. Russell Blaylock warns that not only do face masks fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, but they also create serious health risks to the wearer. The bottom line is that if you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask."
But it gets worse.
If you are sick, or have an underlying health condition (immune compromised, asthma, anxiety, respiratory challenges, etc.) wearing a mask will only exacerbate those problems.
Which leads me too...
Wearing a Mask Creates a Warm, Wet, Petri Dish on Your Face
If you're sick, here's another important factor.
Dr. Blaylock goes on to say:
"There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages."
Yes, you will be INCREASING your concentration of viruses--i.e. making yourself sicker.
And as a side bonus, you'll likely give yourself some facial acne to go with it.
If you are sick, maybe it's better to stay home if you can?
REASON #5: It's Impractical to Wear Masks It...And is Anyone Wearing Them Properly?
To wear a mask properly:
You'd wash your hands before you touch a mask.
You would unwrap a fresh, sanitary mask every time you put one on.
You wouldn't touch it at all after you put it on (like Fauci did in the above video).
You'd dispose of it after each use, not put the dirty thing back in your pocket, car seat, or wherever else you might leave it.
For the above to be effective (as the surgeon general pointed out) it would need to be tightly fitted to your face.
99 out of 100 people (maybe everyone?) aren't doing all the steps above.
The fact that it's impossible and impractical to avoid germs.
REASON #6: You Understand How Germs Travel
Yes, germs can be propelled through your sputum--your exhale.
If you wear a mask that isn't sealed tightly, viruses will just travel up or sideways (instead of forward) when you exhale.
But here's the more important point, viruses also travel via airflow.
Germs (including viruses) are always present on dust, pollution, water droplets, and sea spray.
That's how they get around the planet--airplanes just transport them faster, but viruses have always traveled by air, and always will.
Want to geek our on the science a bit more? Check this out.
WARNING: If you follow the above link you will completely lose your fear of germs.
So...given those six reasons, how shall we then live?
THREE REASONS YOU MAY WANT TO WEAR A MASK
You might get fired if you don't. Having a job is a good thing.
You might not have the emotional bandwidth for a confrontation. Understandable.
You might have an emergency and need to compromise common sense to get the medical attention you actually need.
I had to exercise #3 when my son needed stitches. No brainer.
But that's it...those are the only reasons I could think of to wear a mask.
Other than that, no way.
HOW I'M HANDLING IT
You can probably guess I've opted out of mask wearing.
I guess you could say choosing to not wear a mask is my act of civil disobedience.
I'm not rude about it. I just choose to politely, confidently go about my day, mask free.
Granted, I did have a time of immune compromise in my history, and I'll play that card if I'm confronted and need to claim I have a health condition that prevents me from wearing a mask.
Wearing Masks. Just. Doesn't. Make. Sense.
I can read science too Dr. Fauci. It may take me longer than you, but I can get through it.
Better yet, I can read the writing of other smart scientists, and frankly, what they say makes way more sense than you do lately.
I'm not anti-science. I love science.
I am anti-manipulation though.
And, I am pro-freedom.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR A MASK, I TOTALLY RESPECT THAT
That's your choice.
But maybe, just maybe, you too think this forced, mask wearing is nonsense.
Maybe, hopefully, someone at the store will see me (or you) not wearing one, and feel just a little emboldened to not wear one either.
Maybe not wearing one is a subtle way to say "I don't agree with your narrative, and I won't be part of perpetuating fear."
At the end of the day, we all have to try to get along with each other, so maybe my personal philosophy doesn't work for you.
That's fine too.
Find one that fits you, and doesn't compromise your sanity or intellect.
Chances are, most people you meet don't know what I outlined for you above.
Like you and me, they are doing the best they can with the info (the narrative) they have.
If you choose not to wear a mask, be gracious, and smile--we all miss those these days.
If you care, maybe forward this article.
One by one, we win this.
We take back our country.
We take back real science.
And we take back freedom.
Maybe you can be part of the solution too.
Now, how do we vote Fauci off the island?
Anyone have suggestions?
Until next time...stay well everyone,
P.S. Want a deeper dive? Check out the presentation I did recently. It got rave reviews. Seriously! It's the kind of presentation that will have you riveted, crush your fear of germs, and leave you with a lot of hope!