Thank you to the people who have contacted me and who objected to the chemistry and parking lot examples I originally used. Indeed they were not scientifically correct, and I should know better than to try and write scientific commentary, as I am not even close to being scientifically minded. I apologize for the incorrect examples.
The commentary section now reads:
Just the Facts, Ma’am (info corrected on May 1, 2021)
Heaven forbid that we should actually use scientific data, well documented within the article, to state the truth. The pore size in N95 masks is generally 100 to 300 nanometers, and other masks have even larger pore sizes, so a mask can’t restrict oxygen or carbon dioxide flow. Neither do they restrict the Corona virus from entering your body as it has a size smaller than 100 nanometers, coming in at about 80 to 120 nanometers! So, tell me, how in the achee double-elle is a facemask going to stop a virus? – duh – it can’t!
All the mask does is prohibit the corona virus from exiting once it has combined with the droplets you are exhaling, coughing or sneezing. The average size of those droplets is 1,000 to 10,000 nanometers, so by wearing the mask, you prevent the droplets from entering into the air for someone else to inhale. But with each breath, you get to re-inhale them – Oh, Joy!
And the Conclusions section now reads:
Any moron that tries to tell you that a facemask does not allow a virus to pass through, is lying through their teeth. . . .
Again, thank you to those who corrected me.