#WearAFuckingMask

A Fucking Mask

A movement to get people to #WearAFuckingMask and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

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Updates: Masks are hard to find in many countries. I added information on how to make your own Fucking mask and links to the research that shows they work.

The Fucking Rules

  1. I will #StayTheFuckHome
  2. If I can not #StayTheFuckHome, I will #WearAFuckingMask.
  3. I will not make fun of other people who #WearAFuckingMask.

Fucking SARS-CoV-2 Virus Facts

  1. The Fucking virus spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. Source
  2. The Fucking virus spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Source
  3. You can be Fucking infected with no Fucking symptoms and still spread the Fucking virus. Source
  4. The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes a disease called COVID-19 that has a death rate at least 10x higher than the flu. Source

Fucking Mask Facts

  1. Fucking masks protect you from the Fucking flu: studies found a 75% reduction in the risk of infection for parents taking care of children. Source
  2. Simple Fucking surgical masks work as well as Fucking N95 respirators in reducing the spread of flu. Source
  3. When the larger population doesn’t wear a Fucking mask, stigmatizing social pressure makes it harder for infected people to wear Fucking masks. Source
  4. Wearing a Fucking mask will remind you to stop touching your Fucking face. Touching your Fucking face is believed to be a primary method of virus transmission. Source
  5. Covering your mouth with your hands when you Fucking cough and Fucking sneeze spreads disease. Wearing a mask stops this. Source

Fucking Masks can help Flatten the Fucking Curve

Reducing the Fucking risk of infection can slow the growth in cases so that they don’t exceed healthcare system capacity. #WearAFuckingMask!

Flatten the curve animation

How to wear a Fucking mask

In this video, a Hong Kong doctor teaches you how to wear your Fucking mask and how to wash your Fucking hands.

Video: How to wear a mask & wash your hands

When should I wear my Fucking mask?

I wear my Fucking mask when I am in close proximity with groups of people at close proximty such as when taking public transportation, taxis or Uber or visiting shops, offices or walking among large crowds. You should take off your Fucking masks when you eat otherwise you will starve. We‘re not looking for Fucking perfection here, but to change behavior in a way that reduce the spread.

But the Fucking WHO and some Fucking governments told me not to wear a Fucking mask

Fuck those Fucking Fuckers, they Fucking let this Fucking virus spread out of control by being more worried about their Fucking political careers than saving Fucking lives. Instead of being Fucking honest with their citizens, they fed us Fucking misinformation and lies about the effectiveness of masks. Source

Fucking governments should institute Fucking price controls and ration Fucking masks

That is a Fucking horrible idea. Price controls mean no Fucking incentive to make more Fucking masks. They mean people will waste Fucking masks and no one will have Fucking masks. Take it from our experience in Hong Kong, rising prices mean supply will soon flood the market.

But what about medical workers? They need Fucking masks!

Higher prices incentivize more supply of Fucking masks. More supply ensures that medical workers will have Fucking masks to wear. Even at prices orders of magnitude higher than now, the cost of Fucking masks are a tiny portion of the overall cost medical care. This can be passed on to patients, insurers or Fucking taxpayers ultimately paying for care.

I can‘t find a Fucking mask! What can I Fucking do?

If you can‘t find Fucking masks or can‘t afford a Fucking mask, you can try cloth masks, ski masks or even scarves. Thailand‘s health authorities even recommended that people make their own Fucking cloth masks as long as they wash them daily. Source

Research shows that both professionally-produced and home-made masks reduce exposure to respiratory infections. Source

https://diymask.site has instructions created by Hong Kongers for making your own masks.

Jim Boyce of West Virgina shows you how to make 110 masks for less than $5 with simple materials most Americans have around the house.

Who the Fuck made this site?

Hi! I‘m Larry and I Fucking made this site.

Larry wearing a Fucking Mask

You can Fucking follow me on Twitter or learn about the Fucking New Internet I’m building.

Why did you Fucking make this site?

I lived through Fucking SARS in Beijing and Hong Kong in 2003 and was proud that I did not wear a Fucking Mask. “Fucking Masks are for Fucking cowards,” I said. “Everyone knows that Fucking surgical Masks can’t filter Fucking Viruses out of air,” I said.

I was Fucking wrong. I Fucking missed the point.

Fucking surgical masks keep you from spraying droplets on other people when you talk, cough or sneeze. These droplets might contain Fucking viruses which will Fucking infect other people. Fucking masks protect other people as much or even more than they Fucking protect you.

The turning point for me was in February 2020 when I was on a Fucking flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi. Everyone on the Fucking flight, except for the row of people ahead and behind me, was wearing a Fucking mask.

The people behind me were Fucking coughing and Fucking sneezing. I could Fucking feel their Fucking droplet projectiles flying by my Fucking bald head. It was Fucking not cool. I wish they had worn Fucking masks.

I want to put an end to the Fucking stereotype that only people in Asia can wear masks in public. We all can get Fucking infected by SARS-CoV-2 and we all can Fucking infect others. Let‘s all #WearAFuckingMask.

Ask other people to #WearAFuckingMask via

Help to spread the Fucking message

Wear a Fucking T-shirt

Buy a #WearAFuckingMask T-shirt and spread the message in your community without saying a word. All profits will be donated to charity in Hong Kong.

#WearAFuckingMask t-shirts

Add a Fucking Mask to your profile

Add one of these Fucking masks to your social media profile picture or change your profile to a selfie wearing your Fucking mask! These Fucking mask images are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 so go Fucking wild!

Share some Fucking images

Share these Fucking images on your Fucking social media accounts! (Click to download larger images!)

Make your own Fucking mask images by using these Fucking image assets. If you make something Fucking cool and want it to be on this Fucking site, send a Fucking pull request to our Github artwork repository.

I have Fucking complaints or Fucking suggestions

If you have a problem with or suggestions for this Fucking site, create a Fucking Github issue.

If you want to Fucking email someone, send it to iwill@wearafuckingmask.com.

Inspired by #StayTheFuckHome.