COVID-19 & Mask Myths DEBUNKED!

From It’s OK to be Smart.

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Bottom line: Masks work. They are safe for almost everyone to wear, and the more people that wear them along with adhering to physical distancing and other strategies, then that’s more lives we’ll save. But there’s still a lot of confusion and misinformation out there when it comes both to wearing masks and the actual risks of getting infected with COVID-19. In this video I address a few of the most common myths and misunderstandings using scientific evidence. #WearAMask

00:00 Introduction
00:46 Myth 1: Farts vs. viral particles
02:20 Myth 2: Cloth masks can’t stop viruses
03:25 Myth 3: Oxygen deprivation/CO2 poisoning
05:40 Myth 4: Toxins
06:41 Myth 5: I feel healthy so I don’t need a mask
07:51 Myth 6: Masks aren’t 100% effective, so why wear one?
08:34 Mask-wearing history
09:25 Myth 7: Government mask exemptions
10:24 Myth 8: COVID isn’t a big deal
12:09 Conclusion

Watch our previous video about masks: https://youtu.be/0Tp0zB904Mc

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