Bill Nye Did a Science Experiment on TikTok to Show How Effectively Face Masks Work

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During the current pandemic, the use of face masks has long been a debate.

But now, Bill Nye has taken to TikTok to prove the importance and effectiveness of them.

Keep scrolling to watch his videos…

A pandemic has taken over.

With things beginning to reopen again.

This is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.

Including here in the US.

For example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention public transport.

To provide them with peace of mind.

Not only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.

Both for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.

Particularly when they are worn for a long period of time.

You may think the uncomfortable nature is a small price to pay for the safety they could provide.

The world seems to be divided on the issue, with lots of people claiming that the masks are in fact only an accessory used to control the masses.

Anti-lockdown protests have been taking place, even since the President shut the country down a few months ago as people would rather “live freely than be oppressed by masks.” Yikes.

Healthline describes them as “crucial in the fight against the pandemic.” They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.

Commonly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, he shared two videos on TikTok that highlight just how important and effective face masks can be.

For each face-covering, he explains and shows their effectiveness in preventing particles from spreading in the air by blowing on the candle.

Unsurprisingly, it was fairly ineffective and the candle blew out with ease as he explained “it can block the air but only to a certain extent.”  

In the second video, Nye tries it with an N95. Both of these were much more effective, failing to blow out the candle despite several attempts.

He ends the second video saying, “So the reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect you, sure.

Emphasizing his point he added, “Everybody, this is a matter literally of life and death. And when I use the word ‘literally’, I mean literally a matter of life and death. So when you’re out in public, PLEASE wear a mask.”

Wear a mask. Stay safe. Spread love, not the virus. Keep scrolling to see what happens to people that actively decided not to wear one…