There’s something particularly weird about people who continue to wear Face Diapers – aside from the fact that these people continue to wear them, which is not unlike the continued wearing of the other kind of diaper, post toilet-training – and even into adolescence/adulthood.
But how about this business of people who wear the Face Diaper while they exercise? If you go the gym, you have probably seen such. You may have seen such outside the gym, as on a bicycle or jogging trail.
Leaving aside this business about whether wearing one “works” to “stop the spread” of respiratory viruses (which they clearly do not, else why were there not materially fewer “cases” in states that forced people to wear them than in those that didn’t?) wearing a surgical mask while exercising very probably does work . . . to impair respiration.
Surgeons don’t breathe heavily while operating. People exercising do. You can see this when you happen to see a Face Diapered person exercising. Their “mask” puffs out and sucks back in, making them look like a bullfrog – except the bullfrog’s nostrils aren’t occluded by a “mask.”
Can this be healthy?
An exercising person’s respiration is heavier and faster than normal. Their breath contains more moisture and it is exhaled into the “mask” more forcefully. It probably doesn’t take long for the “mask” to be soaked, which almost certainly reduces airflow through the thing – which is probably not a good thing for the person wearing the thing. It is certainly a disgusting thing.
But the exercising “masker” rarely removes and replaces his “mask” with a fresh one. It is like not changing a soiled diaper, only worse because the exercising “masker” thinks he is “protecting” himself.
Yet there are no “guidelines” emanating from the CDC advising people that diapering-while-exercising is probably not healthy. Which tells us something about the CDC’s interest in “health.”
The over-arching interest of the CDC and “public health” officials is the power that derives from “masking.” The “masked” person literally looks like someone who has no voice, nothing to say. Someone conditioned to obey – no matter how deleterious such obedience may be as regards their health.
Not advising people to breath freely when they are breathing heavily is almost as sound advice as encouraging people to go swimming while wearing work boots. This is what “the science” has been reduced to in Heliogabalus Era America.
Few, if any, exhortations from “the science” about obesity and its threat to people’s health. This perhaps at least partially explains why something on the order of two-thirds of the population is overweight to the threshold (and beyond) of morbid (i.e., it’ll kill you, eventually) obesity.
Other than being elderly, obesity is the single biggest factor that determines whether you’re likely to die of – or rather, be pushed over the edge by – the ‘Rona. Or by some other thing, such as the eventual effects of hardened arteries, failing kidneys and so on. Being heavy is also a controllable “co-morbidity” – unlike being elderly. And even then, whether an elderly person is heavy – or not – is an excellent predictor of their likelihood of becoming sick seriously sick, or not.
Yet nothing, almost, from “the science.”
No useful advice, via PSAs, to explain to people that being overweight closely correlates with becoming sick – from a multitude of illnesses. No attempts made to warn people about high fructose corn syrup – or even about sugar, generally – which the average American consumes in halting quantity. American kids consume, on average, something like 70 pounds of sugar annually. Is it any wonder American kids are, on average, heavier than American kids have ever been?
But so long as they’re wearing “masks” . . .
As Pittsburgh, Pa, has just re-ordered them to do. As other state “health” bureaucrats and politicians are apt to do. Notwithstanding that none of this “masking” has done a demonstrable thing to “stop the spread” of anything.
Except common sense.
This probably explains why we’re seeing Diapering-while-exercising. If “mask” wearing is good some of the time, it must be good all of the time. On the same principle that if it is good to wear heavy boots while working, it must also be good to wear them when swimming.
Just ask “the science.”
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