Bill Nye The Science Guy took to TikTok to encourage everyone to wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
The famous science guy claimed this was a “matter literally of life and death” in a viral TikTok video shared Wednesday.
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“Why do people in the scientific community want you to wear a face mask when you are out in public?” Nye said in the video. “Well, please, consider the following. Face masks like this one prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into the air and then into your respiratory system.”
In the video, Nye put on an N95 mask and a regular surgical mask and unsuccessfully attempted to blow out a candle. (RELATED: Former MLB Player Aubrey Huff Says He’d ‘Rather Die From Coronavirus’ Than Wear A Mask)
“So 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,” he continued.
“Everybody, this is a matter literally of life and death,” Nye said. “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.”