Science really can be that simple.
We’re all going through it. The world feels like it’s ending, everyone is over social distancing, and most of all, no one wants to wear a damn mask.
Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware of the outcry for the usage of face masks. It’s everywhere you go—Instagram, Twitter, TikTok; you name it, there’s a celeb, brand, or family member encouraging us all to wear a mask in public to scale back on, ya know, the global pandemic?
It’s gotten so serious, in fact, that America’s sweetheart has even joined the encouragement bandwagon: Bill Nye the Science Guy.
And when Bill gets involved, you know it’s serious.
In a two part TikTok he titled “Consider the Following”, Nye starts off by calming explaining the different types of masks and the benefits of wearing them, while blowing a lit candle to display the strength of each mask.
“Face masks prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into the air, and then into your respiratory system,” he explained in Part 1.
His array of masks extends into Part 2, describing the benefits of an N95. Each mask he shows has an “effective” meter at the bottom, with the most effective being the N95 or the cloth as opposed to a scarf.
Bill then takes a very serious turn.
“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!” He yells. Not only does he yell—he even adds a red, angry filter over himself. That’s when you know it’s serious.
He ends the session by basically begging us to wear a mask saying “this is literally a matter of life or death, please people WEAR A MASK!”
There’s something about your childhood mentor angrily ordering you to do something that makes you want to listen, so I’m going to go ahead and wear my mask. I suggest you do too!