The American Lung Association Says You’re Full of BS
Some people just can't handle the thought of discomfort, no matter how minimal.
Masks do not cause any kind of breathing problem. This is especially true of regular cloth masks and the little blue and yellow devils you normally see and or wear at the hospital.
According to the American Lung Association, which specializes in, uh, lungs (which are a huge part of breathing), you CAN wear a mask with no problems.
The article does say if you have serious lung damage, that N95 masks could give you a tiny bit of a problem, but chances are near 100 percent that you don't have that damage and you weren't wearing an N95 mask. (Do you still think the whole American Lung Association thing is a scam? Well, here's a pulmonary disease expert from UTSouthwestern.)
All of this flies in the face of people who claim that they "can't breathe" in a mask. If you haven't been hospitalized for severe lung damage, then essentially you're full of beans. You're just an inconsiderate, whiny baby, and you need to stop and go to your room while us adults try to rebuild society.
I am as tired of writing about masks as you are about hearing about them. I really wouldn't mind if you took your chances, but that's not how it works. You are wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, not to keep yourself from being infected. You are wearing a mask for me, and I am wearing a mask for you.
No one is trying to take away your liberty; we're trying to keep you from taking someone else's liberty away from them (they can't be free if they are dead). Truth be told, good, patriotic Americans should want nothing more than to protect their fellow citizens, so pick up a mask and wear it for Uncle Sam.
I want what everyone wants. I want things to get back to normal. I want our businesses and workers back at it. I want to go out and have fun and hug friends. None of that happens until we get a hold of this thing, so mask up.