I have been seeing a LOT of resistance to using face masks during this pandemic, mostly from libertarian or anti-authority types who "don't like to be told what to do." For these people I have a question: do you also believe no one should tell people not to steal your wallet, or drive drunk? After all, preventing people from hurting others is one of the common features of our laws. Masks protect people from others just like drunk driving laws do.
On other forums, and in this blog here and here, I have presented scientific evidence that masks are effective in retarding the spread of infectious diseases, but these nouveau "experts" keep arguing and ignoring the evidence.
So, I have an invitation for those who think masks are ineffective and say that they will never wear one.
Next time you have surgery, tell your surgeon that you don't believe in face masks and insist that he not wear one during the operation.
Tell him that, even though your insides might be open, you are not worried about the spray from his mouth when he utters spray-worthy things like, "scalPel, Please," "sucTion Please," and "reTracTion Please."
At this point, I am reminded of the Seinfeld episode when Kramer et al., were in a surgical theater overlooking an operation. Kramer brought in a box of Junior Mints like he was just watching a movie, and while leaning over the rail to watch the operation, he popped the candy in his mouth. Just before the surgeons were getting ready to close, he was putting a mint in his mouth, but it dropped into the body cavity of the patient. That would have been prevented if he had been wearing a mask.