“There’s no credible evidence that wearing a mask is harmful, so at worse it’s harmless. If there’s like a 1-in-10 chance that masks are somewhat helpful — and the growing amount of research suggests that both 1-in-10 and “somewhat helpful” are both understatements — isn’t it worth the tiny bit of effort to wear one and help keep our neighbors safe from potential fucking death? Just in case?”
It’s crazy to me that masks are controversial. I’ve seen acquaintances on social media saying things like, “masks don’t work”, as if it’s a binary thing. If you’re opposed to wearing a mask right now, I ask: Do you cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough? Do you think doing that “works”? Or does it perhaps reduce the chance of spreading disease, just a little bit? What do you think of people you see coughing or sneezing who don’t cover their mouths?
Wearing a mask is such a small thing to do that could be the difference between spreading a deadly disease or not.