Do Face Masks Actually Protect Anyone?

At first, pretty much everyone was recommending the use of face masks to protect yourself and others from being infected with COVID-19. As time passed, however, articles began to question their effectiveness, especially when the same one was used repeatedly.
So, I did a “Mask” word search on my article list and archives to find some recent and earlier articles that discuss this topic.

Elon Musk Interview

This is an interesting TED interview of Elon Musk, an amazing and inspirational man.

During the interview, he says “People are mistaken when they think that technology just automatically improves. It does not automatically improve. It only improves if a lot of people work very hard to make it better, and actually, it will, I think, by itself degrade, actually. You look at great civilizations like Ancient Egypt, and they were able to make the pyramids, and they forgot how to do that. And then the Romans, they built these incredible aqueducts. They forgot how to do it.”

So what he said is: If you’re not progressing, you’re regressing; so, keep moving forward.

It is fascinating to watch him thinking as he answers various questions. His observation about the future, at the end of the interview, actually choked me up.

Love him or hate him, Elon Musk is enjoying a spectacular run

10 Memorable Leonardo da Vinci Quotes


  1. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
  2. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
  3. The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. –
  4. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
  5. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
  6. The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
  7. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows  where he may cast.
  8. Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.  —
  9. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.  —
  10. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.