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Bill Nye Noticed This Anti-Mask "Science" Trend and Blew It Wide Open on TikTok

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Dec. 8 2020, Updated 10:38 a.m. ET

After the COVID-19 outbreak, it didn't take long for the pandemic to be weaponized by different political parties and their respective constituents as argument fodder for the 2020 election. And even though the results are in and Joe Biden has been named the President Elect, there are still tons of people clinging onto the mask vs anti-mask argument and solidifying further social divisions.

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One of the biggest points of contention is the argument as to whether or not masks work, which was a prevailing narrative at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci had been accused of "flip flopping" on the subject of wearing masks. In March of 2020 he argued against the effectiveness of wearing cloth masks and stated N95's should be saved for frontline employees. Then about a month later in the beginning of April, Fauci had urged Americans to wear face coverings.

Matters were further complicated when the CDC and WHO were at odds as to the efficacy of wearing cloth masks, as they still are today. While the CDC urges individuals to don cloth face coverings in large public gather