Since this comment probably won't last long at the site:
You don't wear an ear loop snot mask to protect yourself.
You wear it to protect everyone else from you.
That's why one jackhole not wearing one in a crowd f**ks it up for everyone.
This is only news for people who flunked eighth grade science.
In other breaking news, you don't need one by yourself, outside in the sunshine; nor all alone in your car.
COVID has mainly served to illustrate how scientifically stupid most Americans are, and how thick their skulls are, when such basic information hasn't penetrated after a year.
If you want protection for yourself, you wear an N95 or better (if you can find one).
O, if only someone, somewhere, had covered this simple information and much more, and posted it on the internet, nearly a year ago, to help out the people not bright enough to figure this out on their own.
Pro Tip: If this level of information is too hard for you, lick handrails and stripper poles, and pee on electric fences.
Now, see if you can guess why I'm busy doing projects instead of reading the 'net or posting anything most days.
Remember: If you like your pandemic, you can keep your pandemic.