U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has a fairly serious message for Americans who are paranoid — and not without a fairly good reason — about contracting the coronavirus that is currently sweeping the globe: Stop buying up all of the masks.
This probably seems counterintuitive, considering we’re all trying to keep from getting this virus in the first place, but there’s actually a little bit of common sense behind the warning.
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
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“Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!” Adams, an anesthesiologist who has been surgeon general since 2017, wrote on Twitter.
“They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!” Adams wrote.
Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!
They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) February 29, 2020
Adams also tweeted: “The best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventive actions, like staying home when you are sick and washing hands with soap and water, to help slow the spread of respiratory illness.” He also said: “Avoid touching your [face] w/ unwashed hands, and wipe down surfaces with cleaning solution or wipes.”
The mainstream media has proven once again that their main business is fear mongering, which is what has motivated so many folks to snatch up these masks in the first place, despite the fact they do nothing to stop individuals from catching the virus in the first place.
Believe it or not, due to the fact most folks don’t know how to wear the masks properly, these items actually increase the risk of contracting the disease for a lot of people. In fact, folks tend to touch their faces a lot while wearing the masks, which is a big no-no when it comes to stopping the spread of diseases like the coronavirus.
So, if you’re thinking of buying up some masks, don’t.