This is embarrassing, America. Thanks to our collective refusal to listen to facts, paint department managers across the country aren’t talking about eggshell, semigloss, sanding or chemically stripping so much right now.

“Masks, masks, that’s all I’ve done the past two days is tell people we’re out of masks,” said Bob Moore, an Air Force veteran who works in the paint department at a Lowe’s in suburban Maryland.

That’s not all he — and many others — want to tell them.

“Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said in a tweet on Saturday morning, speaking for Moore, paint store workers and so many others. “They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”

READ THE FULL STORY AT THE WASHINGTON POST