Have We Really Thought About This?

I don’t know about you, but I am sick of wearing a mask.

Now I’m sure I know what most of you people are thinking. “But Gary, you’re ugly as sin. We need you to wear the mask so you won’t scare our children.” Fine, but I’m talking about the mask that I have to wear under my mask.

Thanks to COVID-19, which the name itself sounds like a combo meal you’d order from a fast-food restaurant, but I digress. But thanks to COVID-19 most of the world’s population have to go around with a covering on their faces that makes them look like either a doctor heading into surgery or stagecoach robber from a B Western Movie.

I hate wearing a mask every time I go out. I really do. First of all, if you wear glasses, you can’t wear a mask without totally fogging up your lenses. I know of a blonde who has to wear glasses when she drives. So thanks to her having to wear her mask whenever she goes someplace, every time she gets into her car she feels she has to put on the defroster just to see where she is going.

Look, I understand what some people are claiming is the rationale for wearing the mask. People claim it is either to A) To keep you FROM getting the COVID-19 virus. Or B) To keep you from GIVING the COVID-19 to other people. But see, the logical side of my brain is screaming at me to ask you all a question: Does anybody out there happen to know just how big just one particle of this virus really is?

Well lucky for you, I just happen to be here to look up things for you. You could ask Siri or your Google Assistant, but let’s give them the day off, Shall we? So, I got online to find out: “What is the size of the novel coronavirus particle?” Or for those of you who voted for Bernie Sanders, “Like Dude. How big is one of those killer suckers?” Well, the answer is going to surprise you.  So, first of all, I’m going to give you the answer then I will explain what the answer means.

The average diameter of the novel coronavirus particles is around 120 nm (.12 μm).

I’m sure some of you are asking the obvious “Ok Professor. Two questions. 1) What is 120nm and 2) How big is it?” Don’t get me wrong, those are good questions, but you are asking the question from the wrong perspective. You shouldn’t be asking how BIG the particle is, but how SMALL the particle is.

Allow me to explain:

The standard measure of length in science is in meters (m). One nanometer (1 nm) is equal to 10-9 m or 0.000000001 m. A nanometer is 10 times smaller than the width of your DNA, and 10 times bigger than the size of an atom.

If that doesn’t help you, let me see if I can give you something simpler to compare it to.

A meter is about 3.2808 feet long. Just a little shorter than your average yardstick. A nanometer is 1,000,000,000th the size of a meter. And in case you are not a number person, a nanometer is ONE BILLIONTH the size of a meter (or yardstick if you will).

So, how big/small is 120 nm (nanometers)? Well, lets put it this way. Take a sheet of normal paper from your printer or mail. See how thick it is? A sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. And yet, we are being told that those paper surgical masks or homemade bandanas that people are wearing on their faces will protect you from contracting or giving someone the COVID-19 virus.

To put all of this into perspective, wearing a mask and expecting it to protect you makes as much sense as putting a chain link fence up around your property to keep the mosquitos from coming on to your property.

So why do we wear masks? Because we were told to. We were told to by people in positions of authority who do not understand the lack of logic of their decisions. They based their decision on perception vs fact.

In other words, they based their decisions on fear not reality. The media talks about nothing but this “pandemic” and thanks to “herd mentality” people begin and act on the fear instead of facts and substance.

Think I’m kidding?

How about this?

Since when do we quarantine the healthy? With any other illness, when someone gets sick, they stay at home and keep the illness inside their own homes.

Here is another example: Leprosy.

It used to be that people thought that Leprosy was an incurable, mutilating, and contagious disease. However, leprosy is actually not that contagious. You can catch it only if you come into close and repeated contact with nose and mouth droplets from someone with untreated leprosy. (Doesn’t this sound familiar?)

Back in the day, when someone or some part of the community got Leprosy, they didn’t put the whole time or country on lockdown. No, they took the infected ones and put them in an area where they could not infect the healthy rest of society.

Back in Biblical Times, people with Leprosy were outside of the camps of the Children of Israel when they were going across the desert. Later on, when they settled in their land, the Lepers were put outside the city walls and away from the city.

When there was an outbreak of Leprosy in Hawaii early in the nineteenth century, people with the disease were sent to live at the leper colonies at Kalawao and Kalaupapa on the Island of Molokai. The parliament introduced a bill to prohibit its spread on January 3, 1865. The legislation requiring lifetime involuntary isolation continued until 1969. People with leprosy were only treated as outpatients after 1974.

But did you notice something in that last paragraph? It was the sick that were the only ones quarantined, not the healthy.

Look, I’m not a doctor. I do not have a degree in Infectious Diseases. You don’t have to believe me or anything else I’ve put out here. I’m just a person who is looking at this “situation” from a logical point of view.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist nor am I asking to break the laws that the government has put in place. All I’m asking you to do is this: Don’t accept what you hear from the media or government at face value. Do your own research. Think for yourselves and don’t be sucked into the “herd mentality” that the media is trying to get us to believe.

God gave you a brain. Use it. We now return you to your suspended normally scheduled life…somewhat in progress.

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