**Originally posted on May 19, 2020**
I am getting exhausted trying to explain why all of these “recommendations” from govt agencies in regards to the use of cloth masks (and otherwise) are absolute GARBAGE. Foremost, adjusting your mask after touching surfaces exposes your face to whatever was on your hands. Cloth masks create a HUMID environment that is ideal for microbial growth. Cloth masks increase airway resistance and can lower oxygen levels. I cannot find studies nor reviews that are in support of using masks in community settings. Most studies are against using cloth masks. Surgical masks aren’t very impressive either.
Basically, EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET COMFORTABLE READING BEYOND HEADLINES. Look at the references of these sweeping “guidelines” and you will see that none of this is rooted in science. Absolutely. None. Of. It.
I am embarrassed for these ‘official’ agencies. We seriously went from being particular about donning and doffing PPE to teaching people how to cut a T-shirt to put over their face.
DOIs to available studies (copy and paste them onto search engines):
**This portion originally posted May 20, 2020**
Stop hiding under the guise of “public health.” All you health professionals should be shouting from the rooftops about how cloth, t-shirt, scarf masking is overall risky and DOES NOT prevent viral transmission.
Let’s talk about REAL health and the importance of supporting your immune system with nutrition, hydration, and healthy interaction with your environment. Get outside and breathe some fresh air!
Are we going to fear the millions of viruses, bacteria, and fungi that could potentially cause us illness for the rest of our lives, or just this single variant? YOU ONLY HAVE NOW TO LIVE. I suggest you start.