About That OSHA Claim About Masks on Social Media
Masks. It's been a pretty hot ticket topic of conversation. People in general in the US are pretty fired up about whether or not you should wear one. Whether or not it is a violation of our rights. Whether or not it hurts the wearer more than it protects the others around them. And whether or not you care enough about others or if the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa.
I'm sure you have seen numerous publications and articles that people have been posting pushing whatever side they are on. There is about an equal amount of data that can be found to go along with whatever side you are on regarding this mask topic. Or the shut down or the pandemic in general. Never have I seen so many people divided on this subject. People are actually losing friends over this deal. I don't mean in the sense that they have passed away (well, some have) but I mean that they don't want to be friends with you anymore if you have a difference of opinion. It's kind of a "wow" moment when you see things like this.
One of the recent articles that I have seen circulating is the OSHA article that talks about how bad the mask is for you. The "certified OSHA" person saying his/her credentials have given them the right to say what is going on and if you should or shouldn't and why. Turns out, this article isn't legit.
I saw this on KARE 11, they do this "verify" segment. I found it to be very interesting. You can check it out here.
The article that has been shared over and over on social media has been, in part, taken out of context in order to push said agenda. But it really isn't what it is saying if full. I think this is probably a common theme. Always vet your sources.