It’s common scientific knowledge that face masks are effective against slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.
But not everyone is *listening* to the advice of scientists.
Bill Nye, a science guy, has decided to do an experiment to show how effectively masks work.
Bill Nye dusted off his TikTok account to show the people who *just don’t get it.*
“Face masks, like this one, prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into the air and then into your respiratory system.”
Bill picks up a scarf and shows how it blocks the movement of air. “It can block the movement of air, but only to a certain extent,” Bill says.
He blows at the candle with the scarf over his mouth and the candle goes out. Not very effective!
For his second experiment, Bill picks up a homemade face mask made out of just two layers of cloth and a pipe-cleaner.
He blows at the candle and the candle barely moves. Very effective!
“If you’re wearing one of these, you are protecting yourself and those around you,” Bill says.
Next up is a N95 mask. Very effective! it doesn’t even flinch!
Then Bill gets real real, real fast.
“The reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect you, sure.”
“But the main reason we want you to wear a mask IS TO PROTECT ME, FROM YOU, AND THE PARTICLES FROM YOUR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM FROM GETTING INTO MY RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.”
“Everybody, this is a matter, LITERALLY, of life and death. And when I use the word ‘LITERALLY,’ I mean LITERALLY: A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH.”
“So, when you’re out in public PLEASE wear a mask.”
In conclusion, science rules.
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