So, for the last year or so, I've been wearing a mask at all times in public. I'm a mailman. I can't avoid interacting with people, as hard as I try not to. As much as I strongly radiate the "I really don't want to talk to you, please go away" vibe, there's always someone who can't take a hint. But I have a pretty heavy duty mask that I wear at work or whenever I need to go to the store.
It's been about a year now. I haven't gotten Covid. But I also haven't gotten any other sickness. I normally get sick 3-4 times a year, ranging from minor colds to strep throat. It's an added bonus to working a job where you come into contact with a lot of people. Anyone who works in customer service probably knows exactly what I'm talking about. But, this last year, I haven't been sick once. Not one single time.
You see all these people screaming about their rights, and how masks don't work, and oh, I can't breathe with it on, or some other BS like that. Well. There's some proof for you that they work. I haven't gotten Covid, despite working through the entire year coming into close contact with people on a daily basis. And I haven't gotten any other sickness from it either. Also, my heavy duty mask filters out allergens, so I had the most amazing, nearly allergy free summer last year. I kind of want to wear it at work for the rest of my life now. I can deal with less impactful allergies, and never getting sick.