Respectfully, I pay less attention to percentages than I do to the total number of deaths. 100,000 is a lot of people no matter how you look at it. And if wearing masks could potentially help prevent that number from increasing by even just a few more thousand, I think it's worth it considering how easy and simple it is to wear one.
Secondly, I don't think this is about government control. If it were, officials would be pushing for longer lockdowns and tighter restrictions. Instead, they're mostly doing the opposite and loosening restrictions in phases.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, though. I appreciate it.