Bill Nye’s TikTok, Mask Wearing videos Goes Viral – Bill Nye’s Biography
Scientist Bill Nye created a viral TikTok video where he said wearing a mask was “literally” a matter of life or death. Nye created a new edition of the “Consider the Following” segment, where he explained how masks can stop prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic.
N-95 mask and blew out a candle. The scarf was the least effective and the N-95 was the most effective. “If you’re wearing [a cloth mask], you are protecting yourselves and those around you,” Nye says in the clip.
While Nye is known for his laidback presence, the star went viral last year after he became angry while talking about climate change. Nye demonstrated the same type of ire while talking about mask-wearing during the global coronavirus pandemic.
t]The reason we want you to wear a mask: is to protect you, sure. But the main reason we want you to wear a mask: is to protect me – from you – and the particles from your respiratory system from getting into my respiratory system! Everybody, this is a matter literally of life and death. And when I use the word ‘literally,’ I mean literally a matter of life and death. So when you’re out in public, please wear a mask.
Nye was widely supported in the comments section, with some of the netizens telling him to run for president. “Please Bill run for president…… the world would be so much better,” one person said.
Others enjoyed the video because the “Consider the Following” was a return to nostalgia. Some were hopeful that people would start wearing masks now that Nye, a beloved scientist that many millennials associate with their childhoods, said so.
While health officials have said mask-wearing can stop the spread of COVID-19, some Americans do not want to wear them because they claim they infringe on their personal freedoms. Democrats were more likely to wear masks than Republicans, according to a poll by Pew Research Center, cited by The Guardian.