Some people have been going around trying to say that masks are dangerous for you to wear. I don’t want to sound all dismissive and closed minded, but that’s just plain wrong. There are lots of videos floating around on Facebook showing how wearing a mask increases your carbon dioxide intake, or makes you breathe viral particles right back into your lungs, or makes you breathe in more toxins. This probably sounds pretty cut and dry intuitive to some people, but you’d better talk to someone who went to medical school and knows a thing or two about biology before you make a decision that could get people sick. After all, people who know what they’re talking about are the reason why you’re only wearing a little piece of cloth over your mouth instead of a huge bird-shaped plague mask. Give them a little credit.
By Matthew Sylvester