The Way I See It:
I live in a state where Corona Virus cases are nominal compared to more populated states, i.e., NY, NJ, MI, CA and ILL. Too my point of the "mandatory mask" policies implemented in almost all of the 50 states, regardless of Corona case count, Covid-19 Death count, Covid-19 recovery count, all the various counts except one. I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but this one count stands out to me like that huge pimple on your nose when you were 15 or 16 years of age. The data across the nation is suspect, at best. As all data and the collection there of changes, sometime within hours, not just days or weeks.
Example: Here is the latest CDC Data from yesterday 27 July 2020:
TOTAL CASES U.S.: 4,225,687 NEW CASES: 61,795
TOTAL DEATHS U.S.: 146,546 NEW DEATHS: 564
So I don't run off too far and deep into a rabbit hole, allow me to refer back to two data numbers, those being: NEW CASES & NEW DEATHS. The word "NEW" should be a clue as to where the title of this post gets it's origin. We should all have noticed by now that "Mandatory Mask" rules have been in place in most principalities for a substantial number weeks, if not months. Has it occured to anyone why is there not data concerning "New Cases/New Deaths" where the people have all been wearing masks the entire time prior to testing? Does anyone at any of the hundreds of nation wide testing sites even query if the testees were complying with wear masks in public places mandates? I'm going to venture that the question in question has either never been proposed, or it has been proposed and the answers do not once again fit the narrative, and are omitted in the reported data.
I have asked a number of folks that I've run across outside of my local Super Market; Why are you wearing a mask/face covering? Every single answer, was "to protect me from catching the virus." So then, I ask; Do you think your mask protects you from contracting Covid-19? Every single answered was a resounding: "Yes!" My third question; Does it upset you when you see people not wearing a mask/face covering? Always a resounding "YES!" My final question was; Why, if you're sure that your mask protects you from Corona Virus exposure, someone without a mask shouldn't bother you all? That's when most folks simply walked away, hopefully rethinking their choice as to whether wearing a mask/face covering has been scientifically proven to prevent the spread.
I personally have found mountains of information regarding pros and cons of the benefits of wearing a mask, and for that matter not wearing a mask. As a result, I always find myself going back to my grade and high school Science classes. It's doubtful that respiratory science will be included in the new curriculum when and if youngsters go back to school wearing the required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) i.e., masks, shields etc., and of course social distancing in class. The Leftist acedemia can ill afford for a student to actually read in an accredited science book about how the human respiratory system is designed to function. My common sense and my exposure to Basic Science, Biology, and admittedly limited Medical knowledge tells me that humans must inhale fresh oxygen and exhale poison carbon dioxide to survive. That being said, any restriction of that biological respiratory process will be and is detrimental to one's health. I watched a Doctor on TV just the other night, I believe it was on Fox News, he measured his oxygen intake with out a mask, then he placed a mask over his nose and mouth, he then attested to the fact that he could breathe just fine, and that as shown on his oxygen apparatus that his oxygen level did not change. Remarkable, but for a single point, he didn't wear the mask for a 2-3 hour shopping spree, a jog around the block, eight hours on the job inside a factory, or eight hours on a construction site. In my opinion, his experiment was a total failure.
So, my point, if you have no or less fear of breathing in your own expelled carbon dioxide poison, than you have of Corona Virus exposure then by all means make your choice from that. But do not make your choice from possibly skewed data from CDC, WHO or any other so-called medical expert organization. Do your own research. As for me, I choose not to wear a mask, or at least not to wear one for longer than a couple of minutes, ever.
That's the way I see it...