I have seen far too many people driving around with a mask on for them to all be ride share or delivery drivers. I attribute it to ignorance/paranoia/general stupidity. Like people out taking a walk without another human being within hundreds of yards wearing a mask.
My favorite so far was a rather haggard looking lady with a hole poked through her surgical mask and a Marlboro hanging out.
The virus is not just hanging in the air like nuclear fallout where it is going to come through your car vents or get you while taking a stroll down a country road.
Driver crashed his car, presumably due to wearing an N95 mask for a prolonged period of time (several hours). Why they were wearing a mask is anyone's guess - they were alone in the car.
" As it relates to this specific incident, we reiterate that police officers are not physicians and do not know the medical history of every person we encounter "
Yeah non medical professionals making statements of medical outcomes.. superb. /sarcasm
Watch for the uptick in Carbon dioxide poisoning.
Watch for any reason for people to point at an isolated incident they don't fully understand and don't have all the facts of and say "yeah see.. I could die if I wear this mask.." 'Karen' I am looking at you.
Professional cabinet makers
the list goes on
All have been wearing N95 masks for decades for the protection of their lungs due to their harsh environment. If there had been any medical reason for N95 masks to be redesigned or a warning label placed on them for use by now such data would have been revealed.
Simply stated there was underlying medical conditions, the article/headline was click bait and I am guessing the officers quoted were of the camp "yeah our constitutional rights are being impeded" crowd and use this opportunity for their platform.
Want to know what works -- check what New Zealand did.
/ahh air filtration -- everyone is a keyboard scientist now.
Everyone doesn't need to wear N95 on a daily basis - a basic face covering will do wonders for reduction in transmission to and from your fellow humans. If you are directly interacting with people on going, and there is no alternatives then sure wear the N95 rated mask. But to the mailbox and to the grocery store with social distancing rules in place.. nah a properly worn facial covering with material not lace/mesh/wide disperse fibers will be just fine.
Stop rubbing your eyes, stop putting your fingers in your nose/mouth. Cover sneezes / coughs with your inner elbow not your hand.
When you get home, take the mask off, place it in a designated area [some people put a shoebox at the front door and the masks go in there] (wash face covering daily if fabric / use a new one daily if using paper based like surgical masks), wash your hands THEN proceed to do what ever. Common sense people -- a little science knowledge goes a LONG way.