The corona virus goes straight through homemade fabric masks. If the mask cannot prevent me from getting sick, I fail to see how it's going to prevent others from getting sick. Btw, before this, the reason people wore them in China, etc. was due to pollution, not for disease prevention.
I'm a realist. Like Bill Maher says, you can't sanitize the universe. Pathogens are everywhere. Masks can't be the new normal. Neither can sanitizing everything. One young man, wise beyond his years, asked a colleague in Walmart the other day, "What are all these chemicals doing to us?" the answer to defeating COVID, again, like Bill Maher said, is a strong immune system. Lockdowns don't "do diddly", period. They kept track of the numbers in New York. Guess where the majority of hospitalizations (66%) were coming from? Those who were sheltering in place. Those that remained the healthiest were those that were allowed to keep working. All conventional "wisdom" was wrong.