Who knew having to wear a mask to ensure the safety of ourselves and, more importantly, others while in the midst of a global pandemic where half a million people have now died would become such a hot button issue?
Then there was another woman, from Florida naturally, who went crazy at a different city council meeting, blaming the devil, 5G, Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton for the coronavirus mask laws.
And then there was this…
— katie (@Katiehugscats) June 16, 2020
With all of this nonsense taking place all over America, actor and producer Law Sharma realized what was really happening: we have all been transported and are now officially living in an episode of Parks and Recreation.
To prove it, he spliced clips from the Florida crazies into an episode of Parks and Rec, and wouldn’t you know they fit seemlessly.
Even better, a woman named Michelle Grondine added captions to his video mashup to make it even more perfect.
Still, it’s really hard to fathom all of the anger about wearing masks, especially when the facts are so easy to understand.
Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation even pointed out recently that if 95% of Americans were to wear face masks in public until October 1, we could potentially avoid 33,000 deaths.
How would this be the case? CNN lays it all out in very easy to understand terms…
— It’s easy to spread this virus by just talking or breathing.
— This coronavirus is highly contagious. Without mitigation efforts like stay-at-home orders, each person with the coronavirus infects, on average, another two to three other people. That makes it twice as contagious as the flu.
— It’s easy to spread the coronavirus without any symptoms — either from asymptomatic carriers or pre-symptomatic carriers.
— This virus has a long incubation period — up to 14 days — giving a wide window of opportunity for people to infect others before they even know they’re infected.
— Carriers may be most contagious in the 48 hours before they get symptoms, making transmission even more blind.
“People need to know that wearing masks can reduce transmission of the virus by as much as 50%, and those who refuse are putting their lives, their families, their friends, and their communities at risk,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
But yeah, screw wearing a mask, right?