Cyclists on the Stanford University campus are more than twice as likely to wear a face mask while riding their stupid bicycles outside than they are a helmet that might actually save their lives, according to a recently published analysis.
Maxwell Meyer, editor in chief of the Stanford Review, observed 400 cyclists on Stanford's campus, where nearly everyone has received a COVID-19 vaccine. In the interest of providing context, Stanford is an elite university for "smart" people. Most of the students—especially the ones on bicycles—are raging libs.
Meyer wanted to see if a trend he had observed in the spring—cyclists wearing masks but not helmets—would continue now that nearly everyone on campus had been vaccinated. (It would.)
Of the 400 cyclists observed, most (49 percent) were wearing neither a mask nor a helmet. A whopping 34 percent of the Stanford cyclists, however, wore masks but not helmets. One in 10 wore only a helmet, and just 7 percent wore both. Again, this is at one of the country's leading institutions of higher education, particularly in the field of "science."
According to said science, wearing a face mask outside is essentially pointless in terms of protecting yourself from COVID-19, especially if you're vaccinated. But it is, rather ironically, a great way for libs to symbolically express their belief in science to their fellow libs. Such is the world we are living in.
"Seemingly intelligent and well-rounded people (Stanford students, for example) have adopted bizarre, pointless habits to comport with new expectations about how to ‘stay safe'—like wearing masks outdoors—all while continuing in much more risky behaviors," Meyer writes. "This is not to say that riding a bicycle without a helmet is *especially* risky, or that I believe helmets should be mandated (they shouldn't). But it's absolutely a bigger risk than COVID-19 for a vaccinated twenty-something."
Fortunately, there's an alternative. In the words of the Baltimore FedEx driver whose actions earned him a 2020 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year award: "Get a car."