Wearing a mask under your chin is pointless

Steve Allen.

Steve Allen says people genuinely exempt from wearing face masks do not wear them under their chins - Credit: Steve Allen

Two is better than one. That’s often true unless you’re talking about something like a broken arm.

It is therefore not surprising to hear that experts have found that wearing two masks at once is better than one. It makes a lot of sense to me. I see many people with a mask on but they have it under their chin. So if they wore a second one there’s a chance it might actually land in the right place and cover their nose and mouth.

Wearing a mask under your chin is pointless. It’s like only applying sun cream under your Speedos.

A chin hammock wearer is worse than someone with no mask at all. There are some valid but rare reasons why someone truly cannot wear a face mask and it is right that those people are exempt from the rules. If someone has a mask on their chin they own one and can wear one. They’re choosing to stick their breathing parts out.

I have a theory that you can tell who is actually unable to wear a mask; it is the people who are contrite about it. Whereas the loud person who has their camera-phone out filming themselves ranting about Magna Carta in the middle of a Tesco is probably refusing to wear a mask for effect.


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I’m not sure this research will make a difference. There are some who think that wearing a mask to protect other people is too much effort for them. They have already made up their minds and they have found the YouTube videos to back up their point.

So, I will keep wearing my mask, not just to protect other people, but so that I can mutter insults at those I see with their chin warmer and they won’t know where it’s coming from.

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