Tin foil hat...From NIH. I’ll start with this and add as I can.
We can all find issues with the current public policy of face covering/masks, social distancing, etc. Is it great? No, but the consequences of not doing so far outweigh the negative impact of these policies. It is a cost-benefit analysis. 581,542 + individuals in the US have died from COVID-19, placing the US as 15 worst for deaths per million people. It could have been far lower if compliance had been higher.
I could provide other papers showing that masks are effective; look at Kansas (we have been through this) where Statewide masks mandates had to be lifted due to court order, counties that kept a mandate saw cases flat-line and go down, neighboring counties that lifted the mandates saw cases rise. This dynamic has been observed many, many places.
I'm gonna ask you take this nonsense elsewhere, keep it with the tin foil crowd.