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19 Dumb — And I Do Mean Dumb — Things People Have Said About Not Wearing Masks

Anti-maskers — the anti-vaxxers of 2020.

Before we dive in, it's important to note that the CDC recommends that people wear "face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain" in order to protect others.

Meanwhile, anti-maskers have some different (i.e., dangerous and inaccurate) ideas about how face coverings work.

1. On chemistry:

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2. On farting:

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3. On Jesus:

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4. On oxygen intake:

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5. On respect:

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6. On recirculation:

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7. On the immune system:

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8. And again:

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9. On health and fitness:


10. On research:

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11. On civil liberties:

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12. On masculinity:

Men less likely to wear face masks because they're 'not cool' and 'a sign of weakness'

13. On "Sharia law":

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14. On choice:

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15. On history:

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16. On speech:

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17. On DIY store policy:

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18. On fashion, I guess:

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today.

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