Bill Nye Once and For All Shuts Down The ‘Science’ of ‘Anti-Maskers’ in Viral TikTok | 22 Words

During the current pandemic, the use of face masks has long been a debate - but now, Bill Nye has taken to TikTok to shut down the "science" behind "anti-maskers."

Keep scrolling to watch his video...

The wearing of masks has sparked debate for months now.

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With people claiming they know the true science behind whether masks are necessary or not.

Some believe that wearing masks should be mandatory for everyone.

Whilst others believe they serve no purpose at all.

Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless of whether they are mandatory.

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To provide them with peace of mind.

But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered...

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

Meaning that many people are having to make their own.

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

But the other issue is that many people have discovered how uncomfortable face masks can be.

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

They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.

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

But obviously, there has been an ongoing debate as to if they actually provide enough protection.

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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.

And that's why many are refusing to wear them.

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.

Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.

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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.

And another person to stress their importance has been scientist and presenter Bill Nye.

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Commonly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, he has been sharing a whole array of videos on TikTok that highlight just how important and effective face masks can be.

In the videos, the sixty-four-year-old conducts simple experiments using several types of facing coverings and a candle.

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

In the first video, he begins by placing a chunky knit scarf over his mouth and blowing on the lit candle.

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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."

He then continued the process with a home-made face mask, made of 2 pieces of material and a pipe cleaner - a cheaper face-covering solution.

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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.

This experiment creates a visual explanation for social media users as to how our breath and germs can travel and how face coverings can prevent that.

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

"But the main reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect me from you. And the particles from your respiratory system from getting into my respiratory system."

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."

And now, he's back again...

This time with a viral TikTok shutting down the "science" of "anti-maskers."

He begins by showing maps of the U.S in 2 different colors, red and black.

Bill said: "Here's a map of the United States. The red ink shows where people are wearing masks."

Then turning over the black map overlay to cover the red, he explains:

"The black ink shows where people are getting sick with coronavirus. I hope you can see, the fewer the masks, the more the sick."

He then moves on to the science of masks.

Using a pasta strainer and stick with a red top, Bill pushes the stick through the holes in the strainer, clarifying: "And there's a perception that the virus can travel through the fibers of a mask, like this red dot."

But he quickly corrected this theory by showing that viruses don't travel alone, instead, in droplets of spit and snot...

And wearing a mask causes a tangle for the droplets.

"So when the droplet gets into the fibers of the mask, it gets trapped."

"This is not that hard to understand, everybody. That's why we have rules about wearing a mask."

As the video came to an end, Bill finished with one last point:

That rules don't mean your freedom has been taken.

He pointed out, "Now, you know about rules. You pay taxes on the whole road, but you only get to drive on one side at a time," whilst mimicking a crash happening.

"So everyone, please, wear a mask. Oh you can hear me fine, right through the mask."

You can watch the video here:

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...