1.) The use of masks for the prevention of the spread of viruses is against scientific evidence and should be immediately discontinued.
2.) The use of homemade masks is dangerous to public health and should be immediately prohibited.
There are numerous randomized clinical trials performed prior to 2020 that state the use of surgical masks does not prevent or contain the spread of influenza-like illnesses or other viruses. This study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4420971/ states that cloth masks are far worse and may contribute to the spread of disease. If the source control only contains 03% of the viral shedding one must wonder what the motivation for the policy was and why we are continuing.