Most likely because this state is run by sheep.

Face mask guidelines are constantly changing is the United States because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are constantly contradicting themselves; for example, in December 2020 the CDC published the following study regarding filtering facepiece respirators (FFR):

"The findings in this report are based on tests of 13 FFR models from 10 different manufacturers. These findings show that FFRs with an exhalation valve provide respiratory protection to the wearer and can also reduce particle emissions to levels similar to or better than those provided by surgical masks, procedure masks, or cloth face coverings. This study also shows that modifications to these respirators can further reduce particle emissions,"[1]

So naturally if FFRs are scientifically superior to surgical masks, procedure masks and cloth face coverings when it comes to reducing particle emissions, the CDC recommended that you not wear... FFRs:

"Do not wear masks with exhalation valves or vents," the CDC recommended. Look for masks with "multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric" or "multiple layers of non-woven material.[2]

Now here's a video showing how inferior face masks with multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric (bottom left) and masks with multiple layers of non-woven material (bottom right) are.

So naturally, the CDC would want us to... use masks that spreads COVID-19 at a faster rate. Although the CDC recommended that we use KN95 masks -- they also warned that a majority of KN95 masks in the United States are counterfeit:[2]

"About 60% KN95 masks in the United States are counterfeit (fake) and DO NOT meet NIOSH requirements," the CDC warned.

The general public doesn't know how to spot counterfeit KN95 masks; as a comparison, authentic FFRs from 3M are affordable, widely available and lasts longer than N95 masks, as explained by this doctor in full detail:

Sources:

  1. "Filtering Facepiece Respirators with an Exhalation Valve. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2021-107." CDC.gov. December 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2021. 
  2. "Types of Masks." CDC.gov. May 28, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021. 

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