mrbond007 sounds like me on a bad day. 😂
Seriously though, masks are only of use in preventing transmission from yourself to others. Ideally everyone needs to be wearing one in crowded spaces for it to be effective. Seems from your info that there are a few drawbacks, particularly to the non medical type of mask. There was also a study done that shows they can redirect jets of virus up, down and backwards from the mask, though they do reduce emissions:
They are really ineffective in preventing you from catching it, especially for those who can’t help but touch their face all the time to re-adjust it. Of course, if everyone who it was to do so (under 2s, those with breathing probs) then it may be a good measure...or not. The science is nt really very conclusive for all but the better medical masks.
One thing though, If you’re going to wear one peeps (and people may well have to get used to the idea) for pity’s sake stop touching your mask all the time.