[Your Mask is Making You Meaner, Dumber, More Afraid & Less Safe]
Again, I wanted to be respectful but it's very frustrating to watch. Most of you don't appreciate that the social, economic and health-related collateral damage caused by our overblown response to this far eclipses anything the virus itself could've done with or without our "flatten the curve" measures. Most of you don't realize that the data you're being given is massively flawed across every metric and it's all going in the same direction: toward prolonging the fear and collateral destruction, and away from calm and actual mitigation. Most of you are so convinced that you're doing the right thing, because most of you are wonderful people who care deeply not just about your own health but your neighbors', and your parents', and your grandparents', and really — at a time so beset by fear and perceived danger — even your worst enemy's. You're setting everything else aside because you want to help and do good. And I get that. But I'm telling you, your mask isn't the way to do that. And I don't expect you to take a stand with me and try to convince your friends and family and local leaders that the media and academia have been hyping this from the start and have actually been wrong about virtually all of it and have caused a lot more damage than they've prevented. But I had to at least try to make this case to you because if nothing else, I want you to be a little less judgmental of the people you see who aren't wearing masks. I want you to be a little less sanctimonious, and mean, and uninformed, and afraid, and counter-productive with respect to our shared goal of beating this with as little pain as possible. And I want you to seriously consider investing in getting a serology (antibody) test. Because if you already got it and can no longer spread it, like tens of millions of Americans undoubtedly have, you deserve to know that instead of living in constant fear that is actually doing more to prolong the misery than to mitigate it.