Disgraced Dem Katie Hill lashes out at non-mask wearers in profane rant, but top doc says not so fast

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Former California Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill took to Twitter Thursday to blast people who don’t wear a mask in public, suggesting it puts her and others more at risk of contracting coronavirus.

**Language warning**

“Every time a person walks by without a mask I feel like they are shouting F**K YOU right in my face. Because they basically are. Don’t be an a**hole. Wear a mask,” she tweeted.

Her Twitter homepage also features a pink graphic with the phrase “#StayTheF**kHome A Movement to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

She went onto explain that, while her complaint may make her appear to be “a Karen,” there are certainly instances where she believes masks are not necessary.

Needless to say, Hill’s tweet drew lots of backlash and criticism, including from attorney Robert Barnes, who said forcing people inside for weeks during the pandemic has contributed to deaths.

Others chimed in, as well.

To that last comment, you may recall that Hill was forced to resign after revelations that she had an affair with a legislative staffer, Graham Kelly, which is against House rules. In addition, photos of her grooming another female campaign staffer while nude.

As for the wearing of masks, the jury is still out on whether they are really effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

According to Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, wearing masks doesn’t really help very much.

“People want to wear a mask. That’s great. But I think we’re going to show in the end that many more health care workers were infected by working with only surgical masks and not N95 [masks]. I realize and understand the shortage of N95,” he said. “I get that [surgical masks] are better than nothing, but I don’t think that it offers anywhere near the protection that we need for this virus.

“The next time you see the sunlight, peer through your room in your home and you see all that dust floating there, that’s an air assault. When you and I just talk, we create those,” he continued.

“Cloth masks, I think are at the very bottom of the list. They have little impact if any. But they’ve become basically something that people feel like they have to do or want to do it. If they want to do it, go ahead,” he said.

There’s also this: If masks do work, then governors or, better yet business owners, ought to require people to wear them in public and then allow the economy to reopen, right? But if they don’t work, then why are people being forced to wear them in the first place?

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