It started some time in November, virtue signalling twats picturing themselves on social media wearing two masks. Instagram was awash with these idiots and it didn't take long for Kamala Harris and Joe Biden to pick up on the craze. Biden was seen prior to the election wearing an N95 mask with a surgical mask over the top, and moments after it without one on at all.
Following this, researchers at Virginia Tech said that Americans should consider wearing THREE face masks in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. CNBC’s Contessa Brewer reported. They went on to say: “The experts keep telling us that wearing masks is really about protecting others from ourselves in the event that we are contagious, but you know if other people aren’t wearing their masks or they’re wearing them improperly, we need to protect ourselves,” continuing “So experts say you can double up with a tight weave fabric mask for added protection,” as she placed a second mask over the first.
She then cited Virginia Tech researchers who found that doubling up on masks can increase efficacy by 50-75% before announcing, “A three layer mask could block up to 90% of the particles.” co-presenter Shep Smith then told viewers that they should chop off their facial hair too because that made masks ineffective.
Gaffa tape over mouths and super-glued nostrils were not mentioned, but it's only a matter of time as the loonacy doesn't stop there: Because a doctor on rival channel NBC News told it's views that Americans should consider wearing FOUR face masks if they want the most effective protection against spreading COVID-19. According to Dr. Scott Segal, chair of anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
“If you put three or four masks on, it’s going to filter better because it’s more layers of cloth,”
However, the 'No shit Sherlock' award goes to Dr. Dave Hnida, who said, “Three masks may be going too far, since that could interfere with the ability to breathe.” But why concern yourself with trivial matters such as breathing when the wearing of multiple face coverings is so effective in delivering social media clout?
The NBC article also notes how the general public has been conditioned to comply with face mask mandates as part of the ‘new normal’.
Stop the world, because us non-idiots want to get off.