From 4 years ago, before COVIDiots fornicated
anything on the topic all to Hell and gone.
Here's your mission:
Perform (or find someone else who has already) the following actual scientific study.
a) Get 400 petri dishes the size of a human face, filled with any standard bacterial and viral test growth medium. Mount them at a center height of 5'6", flatly facing the test subjects.
b) Have 100 different people sneeze at a plate apiece from 30' away, indoors, in still air.
c) Have 100 people cough on a plate apiece from 10' away, indoors, in still air.
d) Repeat b and c exactly 200 more times, except put a face mask (or even 2-4 different masks) on the persons sneezing/coughing first.
e) Culture all 400 of the petri dishes according to standard protocols.
f) Money shot: demonstrate that bacterial growth on d is exactly the same as b and c.
g) Show all work.
h) Bonus Round: Do it with 100 people with active, symptomatic Kung Flu.
Do that, and it's over. The science is settled, and masks don't work.
Knock yourselves out.
You should note that to date, no one has done that, AFAIK, because they know it won't show what they want it to. You won't either, to a metaphysical certainty, because you already know the idea is recockulous.
If it would work that easily, anyone could do it with half their brain tied behind their back.
But that's what science looks like, because it can be repeated, endlessly, just like the assertion that at sea level, at 1 atmosphere of normal air pressure, at 50% humidity, plain water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. No one argues that, because it's repeatable, until (you should pardon the phrase) Hell freezes over.
Evidentiary repeatability = science.
Can't do that?
Can't find anyone who already did?
Can't find the scores of hospitals that ban surgical masks in surgery, "because they don't work"?
And no actual 10-year study showing no increase in post-op infections?
Hmm. That's quite the poser.
It has no politics. (Ask Galileo.)
And one "study", or 200, are generally so much horsesh*t.
Because the rate of reproducibility for actual published and allegedly peer-reviewed studies has been crashing towards 0%, year after year, (and everyone but the MSM knows this), proving that they aren't science, but rather advocacy, or grant money rent-seeking, without anything like repeatable evidence to back them up.