I make you clutch your pearls
- Jun 25, 2011
So - If you wear a mask in the surgical suite to keep contaminants - I assume including viruses (correct me if I'm wrong on that) out of the surgical field, why wouldn't the same concept work out "in the wild" so to speak?Please pin your multitude of studies, I am a doctor and know that masks (depending on the mask) can have some benefit to the wearer. There are many factors which influence the effectivenes. However I wear a mask to do surgery not to protect me but to keep foreign bodies and contaminates out of surgical site. The idea that we should mandate or force someone to wear a mask is silly in my opinion. I had someone come into my office with a crocheted mask on just the other day, stylish But not effective.
As for your thoughts on science, it is and should always be a robust debate. Not telling one side or the other to shut up and concede. Many issues which were once overwhelmingly thought to be decided science were in fact later proven to be very different. If we don’t have a questioning mind and allow ourselves to debate we are doomed to be sheep that can be fed anything in the name of science. Remember scientist are people with their own biases and agendas, not infallible.