In the stroke of a pen, mandatory face mask legislation irrationally increased fear in the uninformed population by ten-fold. Face masks will do more damage than lockdown because of the unconsidered belief they are a free ride. No. Facemasks dramatically increase fear and mistrust, and will always be accompanied by 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. Wear a face mask if you are selfish.
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.