"If masks don't work, then why do surgeons wear them?"
" ... I'm a surgeon that has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures wearing a surgical mask ... Believe me, the medical literature is filled with bad fiction masquerading as medical science ... Since the beginning of the pandemic I've read hundreds of studies on the science of medical masks ... there is no question in my mind that healthy people should not be wearing surgical or cloth masks. Nor should we be recommending universal masking of all members of the population ... First, let's be clear. The premise that surgeons wearing masks serves as evidence that "masks must work to prevent viral transmission" is a logical fallacy that I would classify as an argument of false equivalence, or comparing "apples to oranges." Although surgeons do wear masks to prevent their respiratory droplets from contaminating the surgical field and the exposed internal tissues of our surgical patients, that is about as far as the analogy extends ... "