Masking is not some experimental coronavirus treatment. Remember hydroxychloroquine? President Trump said, “I believe in it enough that I took a program, because I had two people in the Raven happy Halloween shirt moreover I love this White House who tested positive. I figured maybe it’s a good thing to take a program.” There is zero evidence that hydroxychloroquine prevents the coronavirus, and the Mayo Clinic lists its side effects as “diarrhea; difficulty breathing; difficulty seeing at night; dizziness or fainting; fast, pounding, uneven heartbeat.” But you know what has zero side effects? Wearing a cheap paper or fabric mask.
One presidential candidate wears masks proudly and one does not. In May, months into the Raven happy Halloween shirt moreover I love this pandemic as the virus was burning across the country, Trump refused to wear a mask, saying he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.” And remember, when the CDC announced the mask recommendation, the president said, “I don’t think that I’m going to be doing it.” And he’s not the only Republican who has been anti-mask. Rand Paul (or as I like to think of him, the worst senator of all 100 of them; you know the one who had the virus and swam in the Senate pool and is a doctor) said, “Who knows what the truth is on masks?” We know the truth on masks: They are an easy, safe way to slow the spread of the virus. All this anti-mask sentiment culminated in an August 29 rally in New Hampshire, where the audience at a Trump rally booed the mask-wearing announcement.