• Adam Anderson

Anti-Mask is the new Anti-Vaxx


COVID-19 Mask, Credit - Adam Nieścioruk, Unsplash

(As a preface to this article, I’d just like to quickly add that if you’re on the fence about the effectiveness of masks, but still follow the rules, that’s okay. I understand that wearing a mask might not seem like it’ll stop you catching a disease. But look at it this way.


It’s not for your benefit. It’s for other people.


Masks are there to stop your potential diseases spreading from your mouth/nose into the air around you.


Surgeons don’t wear a mask to protect themselves. They wear a mask to stop their germs spreading to your delicate, mushy insides. Also note: surgeons cover their nose too.


Think of it that way, and it starts to make more sense, right? If we all wear them, we won’t pass anything on to each other.


Keep following the rules, and don’t turn into the people I talk about below…)


My faith in people has never been great. I’ve found – from working in customer service roles my entire career – that the British public tend to be a let-down.


Here in Liverpool, I’ve had the horrendous displeasure of witnessing an anti-mask demonstration. An entire crowd of knuckle-draggers screaming over the fact they’re ‘free thinkers’ and ‘not buying the conspiracy’.


I honestly wanted to cry…


Even worse, this demonstration took place only a few streets away from my apartment.


Talk about right on my sodding doorstep.


But I can’t say I’m surprised. We’ve all seen it on social media, low-browed mouth-breathers denying COVID-19’s existence. So, time to throw my hat into the ring.


It’s real.


Donald Trump’s got it.


Boris Johnson had it.


I fucking had it.


And it absolutely floored me. Clothes-lined. Put me in a four-day chokehold.


I’m talking three minutes in a steel cage with Rey Mysterio.


Yet there’s still people out there saying, ‘Well, I’ve personally not had it, so it obviously doesn’t exist.’


Most people won’t end up in a cage with Rey Mysterio either, so I’m guessing that means he’s a government conspiracy too?


Grow up.


Having read all this so far, not to shock you, but I’m at the end of my bastard tether right now…


We’ve been in lockdown for over six months, and with new restrictions potentially lasting another six, that brings it up to an entire year of our lives wasted because some childish bell-ends didn’t follow the rules.


Look chaps, I’m not a fan of rules either.


But I’m also not a fan of worldwide mass death.


So I won’t throw a fucking tantrum over wearing a mask and spending less time with my mates.


It’s not a conspiracy.


It’s not a hoax that ends with enslavement.


We’re literally trying to save lives. Not some distant lives in another country either. Lives you know. Your parents.


Grandparents.


Aunts and uncles and vulnerable chums.


If you yourself know any Anti-Maskers - Please, please force that into these Neanderthals’ skulls. However hard that might be.


The fact these people are so zealous over something they know nothing about genuinely frightens me. There’s been studies around this topic, and it turns out aggressive anti-maskers show lower cognitive function than others. Take from that what you will…


It’s the stereotypical ‘I don’t understand it, so I don’t agree with it’ principle - brought to life in front of us.


Anti-Mask is the new Anti-Vaxx. There’s no other way of describing it.


Vaccines are evil. I read it on Facebook, and someone I know told me her friend had a cousin whose nephew’s dog had a vaccine and it gave the dog autism and then the kid spent too much time with the autistic dog and he caught autism too, then they both died.’


Got any proof?


I don’t need proof! Open your eyes!


Okay, Boomer…


Okay…


I’m guessing that paragraph triggered an image of your local Karen/Gammon? Keep that image, now replace the vaccine rant with a rant about COVID.


Not that hard to picture, is it?

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