Best known as the Science Guy, Bill Nye has taken to social media platform tik tok to demonstrate to people why it is important for people to wear facemasks, in what the Independent describes as a "coronavirus PSA."
Bill Nye Breaks Down The Reason Why We All Need To Wear Masks In A Tik Tok Video
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, facemasks have become a hot debate topic in the US. It has been made clear by scientists as well as doctors, that facemasks play a crucial role in curbing the spread of the virus. Many people have taken these public health recommendations seriously and are abiding by the new public rules but there are many who are challenging the system too.
Yet Bill Nye is hear to show us why masks are important when it comes to limiting the spread of COVID-19, and he's done so in a new TikTok video that amounts to part science experiment, part PSA.
"Why do people in the scientific community want you to wear a face mask when you are out in public?" Nye asks in the video.
"Masks prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into your respiratory system... Blocking the movement of air is an old trick." He went on, per CNN.
Nye also demonstrated how a homemade two-layer cotton face mask with a pipe cleaner sewn in the top to conform to his nose prevents a candle from being blown out even when he blows hard through the mask.
The man then continues his experiment in the second video, which shows how an N95 prevents candle from being extinguished when Nye blows hard through it.
“The reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect you. Sure,” Nye says towards the end of the video.
“But the main reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect me from you and the particles from your respiratory system from getting into my respiratory system.
“Everybody, this is a matter – literally – of life and death. And when I use the word ‘literally’, I mean ‘literally’ a matter of life and death.
“So when you’re out in public, please wear a mask.”
Nye's videos have been watched more than a million times and New York governor Andrew Cuomo even shared one of them on his Twitter. "Listen to Bill Nye." He wrote.