I discovered this article in the review boards and had some thoughts to share. Let's get to it, shall we?
I have not heard of this. I think this is an article that would do well to contain citation for readers who would want to discover where these facts derive from to confirm or debunk the argument you make in your "article" that reads more like an essay or editorial. You should have some statistics of some kind to show in relation to Covid19 how we're supposed to be better off not wearing masks, as you summarily describe in your final words.
I feel the introduction to this piece lacked clarity about what your specific topic might be. It may be clear in your head, but I had to read awhile to assume that you are saying it is safer without a mask in the midst of coronavirus over wearing one because of the threat of Legionnaire's Disease. It caused me to Google, since you provided no supporting evidence. I think you may have overblown it:
"If diagnosed early, Legionnaires’ disease poses less of a health risk than COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Most cases can be successfully cured with antibiotics, and Legionnaires cannot be spread from human to human contact."
That's just one part of an article I discovered and it gave me pause to ponder what we're talking about here. Either, you didn't do enough research to sound knowledgeable on this article, or you have a bias toward not wearing face masks and will use anything to argue against them.
This also totally negates the fact that hospitals rely on all kinds of masks for surgery and more, and there are no epidemics in those environments. But perhaps, your argument misses because a mask in the hands of the wrong person, used incorrectly, might cause this disease? Ignorance is the key factor during these times about how the virus is spread and what our best defenses are against it. And with the application of masks, how to properly care for them. And masks do little to protect us, just from spreading Covid. Seems there is more at play than just masks, but how we distance, conduct ourselves, keep ourselves sequestered and clean.
Either way, it's safer to wear a mask. And since Republicans on up to the President are now endorsing them, it's because everyone is seeing the light. Face coverings have been around since the plague and possibly belong (not looking it up). They just got more sophisticated. And if there are particular types now that are more dangerous to wearers, those masks can be, and would be, recalled and retracted from our current situation.
I appreciate the effort to enlighten and give a perspective, but it's dubious in its attempt. But hey, this little writing community isn't a threat to hit the mainstream internet world. Just a few members tasked with reviewing who tune in, maybe read, or move on. WDC really doesn't carry much weight in the mainstream internet traffic arenas. You can write stories like this all day here.
I hope I'm not sounding sarcastic. Just know it's not in the best interests of people who shouldn't be mislead or given an excuse to continue with this childish belief they don't wanna wear a face mask cause it's icky.
Health and life or our citizenry during a very infectious time in our nation needs to get people unified to defeat this deadly, tricky disease.
If this were an essay paper, you would get worse than a failing grade. On just how it's written and laid out, it's barely passing for structure, lack of citations, false or misleading information, etc. I won't be as harsh.