For too long now, health officials sold us that donning masks and other face coverings, such as bandanas, would somehow slow the spread of the nano-sized virus, SARS-CoV2, which causes the symptom complex referred to as COVID-19. Their theory doesn’t hold water. It has no precedent in medicine or science. Speaking with several veteran nurses about facemasks, they stated they never wore them when treating infected patients, whether they had tuberculosis or were suffering with AIDS during the 1980s epidemic. Hospital patients never wore them either. Why? They don’t protect.