So, what about the masks? Here are 3 things to consider:
• N95 masks and masks with exhale ports
• Surgical masks
• Filter or cloth masks.
OSHA says some masks are okay and not okay in certain situations. If you’re working with fumes and aerosol chemicals, and you give your employees the wrong masks and they get sick, you can be sued.
• N95 Masks:
Are designed for CONTAMINATED environments. That means when you exhale through N95 the design is that you are exhaling into contamination. The exhales from N95 masks are vented to breathe straight out without filtration. They don’t filter the air on the way out. They don’t need to. Conclusion: If you’re in Stewart’s, and the guy with Covid has on an N95 mask, his covid breath is unfiltered and is being exhaled into Stewart’s (because it was designed for already contaminated environments; it’s not filtering your air on the way out)
• Surgical Masks:
These masks were designed and approved for STERILE environments. The number of particles and contaminants, in the outside and indoor environments, CLOG these masks very, very quickly. The moisture from your breath combined with the clogged mask, render it “useless.” IF you come in contact with Covid and your mask traps it, you become a walking virus dispenser. Every time you put on your mask; you are breathing the germs from EVERYWHERE you’ve been. These masks should be changed or thrown out every “20-30 minutes in a non-sterile environment.”
• Cloth Masks:
Today, three people pointed to their masks as they walked by me entering Lowe’s. They said, “Ya gotta wear your mask, BRO.” I said, very clearly, “Those masks don’t work, BRO. In fact, they MAKE you sicker.” They “pah-shawed” me. By now, hopefully, you all know CLOTH masks do not filter anything. You mean the American flag mask my aunt made? Yes. The one with sunflowers that looks so cute? Yes. The bandana, the cut up t-shirt, the scarf–ALL of them offer NO FILTERING whatsoever. As you exhale, you are ridding your lungs of contaminants and carbon dioxide. Cloth masks trap this carbon dioxide the best. It actually risks health. The moisture caught in these masks can become mildew ridden over night. Dry coughing, enhanced allergies, sore throat are all symptoms of a micro-mold in your mask.
N95 blows the virus into the air from a contaminated person. The surgical mask is not designed for the outside world and will not filter the virus upon inhaling through it. Its filtration works on the exhale. (Like a vacuum bag it only works one way) Cloth masks are WORSE than none.
The CDC wants us to keep wearing masks. The masks don’t work. If your mask gives you security, wear it. Just know it is a false sense of security. If stores stopped enforcing it, no one would continue this nonsense. –Author Unknown