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Dottoré!

Pandemic Paranoia II: Why People In Movies Don't Wear Masks

Last week, our resident psychiatrist explained the delusions of anti-vaxxers. This week, a patient has a theory of why nobody is wearing masks in movies and television.

Photo of someone holding a polaroid of a woman wearing a COVID mask

Pics or it didn't happen?

Mariateresa Fichele

"Dottoré, have you noticed how nobody wears masks in films and TV series?”

"They must have been filmed before the pandemic."

"No, I've checked, they don't even wear masks in the films being made now."

"Maybe it’s because they don’t look good in masks, or the sound doesn’t come out well.”

"No, Dottoré, I have an explanation: If there is no proof, in 10 years they can say that we the whole virus was invented! It's like what I told you about how all the neighbors are angry at me, and talk behind my back. As soon as I try to record them, they understand what I’m doing and stop talking. So I don't have the evidence, and people just think I’m crazy.

I'll tell you what. Let's take a lot of pictures with masks on, of ourselves and of everyone else.

Because, Dottoré, believe me: You never know what might happen tomorrow!"

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