NO sensible government would EVER introduce draconian measures based on current information on Covid from unbiased sources. Yet the pointless panic escalates. Facemasks will do more damage than lockdown because of the unconsidered belief they are a free ride. No. Facemasks are part of fear, mistrust, restrictions on travel, gatherings, socializing, entertainment and more. The economy will never recover with people smothered in a mask and afraid to go out. Wear a mask if you want your neighbour to lose his job.
As the British Medical Journal says:
Before implementing clinical and public health interventions, one must actively hypothesize and describe potential side effects and only then decide whether they are worth being quantified on not. …Face masks make breathing more difficult. For people with COPD, face masks are in fact intolerable to wear as they worsen their breathlessness. Moreover, a fraction of carbon dioxide previously exhaled is inhaled at each respiratory cycle. Those two phenomena increase breathing frequency and deepness…
And an article in the Canadian Medical Journal says: The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reduction.