For close to a year now, Americans have heard about face masks nonstop. First, the health “experts” professed that the general public shouldn’t wear masks. In a 60 Minutes interview from March 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci professed that face coverings shouldn’t be worn by everyday Americans and lacked effectiveness.
Fast forward a few months, and Fauci did a 180 on masks, as did the Democrats. Since this point, Democrats have “masked up” and made no reservations about implementing mandatory mask orders. Controversies about masks remain very intense; these controversies have been furthered by masked individuals in stores going viral for harassing people without face coverings.
One of the most passionate defenses from mask-wearers asserts that no one should have issues with wearing a mask. “It’s just a mask,” they claim; only now, it’s no longer “just a mask.”
Fauci and other members of the left have replaced their calls to “mask up” with calls to now partake in “double masking,” Breitbart News reports.
The Push for Double Masking
The New York Times was one of the first mainstream sources to put out a piece advocating for double masking. In the article, the Times asserted that if one mask is effective, then wearing two face masks would “double” one’s protection against COVID-19.
“We don't want to get complacent.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 25, 2021
Science on the effectiveness of face masks is mixed, at best. Furthermore, the New York Times and other advocates of double masking have not addressed “mask mouth.” Months ago, news broke that dentists were reporting a series of oral hygiene issues arising from regular usage of face coverings. Proponents of masking and forced masking have never acknowledged the issues of mask mouth.
In a recent interview, Fauci also backed double masking. The “expert” professed that “it just makes common sense” that two masks would be more effective than one. Critics of this view responded by comparing double masking to the practice of wearing two condoms.
To Double Mask or Not to Double Mask?
Wearing one face mask is already a subject of controversy. Some people don’t feel comfortable with masking; others have genuine exemptions such as medical conditions, psychological conditions, PTSD, or other situations that don’t allow for wearing a mask over one’s mouth and nose.
Quadruple Masking or you want to kill people. #STFU with this bullshit.
— IronJawedAngel (@AngelJawed) January 26, 2021
Double masking is already getting a decent amount of pushback from people who don’t view it as a legitimate means of COVID-19 prevention. Others — seeking to make a point — have questioned that if two masks increase safety, why not up the ante to triple masking or quadruple masking.
All things considered, double masking will simply maintain as another source of division and controversy.
What do you think about double masking? Would you be willing to wear two masks over your mouth and nose? Let us know in the comment section below.