TRC #589: Copper Face Masks Better? + Is Bill Gates Evil? + Do Anime Characters Look White?

Cristina looks into whether the new trend of copper face masks live up to their antiviral hype. Darren gives us a comprehensive breakdown of the many conspiracy theories swirling around Bill Gates. Finally, Anime fan Adam finds a great way to sneak in his love of Sailor Moon when looking to answer a popular question he’s heard over the years, ‘why do anime characters look white?’

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Copper Face Masks Better?

Today: People are buying copper masks to protect against coronavirus — do they work better?

Smithsonian Mag: Copper’s Virus-Killing Powers Were Known Even to the Ancients

CNS UMASS EDU: Copper masks — a hopeful weapon against COVID-19

Al Jazeera: Copper masks made by Chile company in COVID-19 fight

Fast Company: 05-18-20 Copper masks are the latest craze. Should you buy one?

Fast Company: Copper kills coronavirus. Why aren’t our surfaces covered in it?

NEJM: Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1

EPA: Cupron Masks

Kuhn Copper Solutions

Cupron: Reusable face masks

Is Bill Gates Evil?

White House Petition

From Rome (Garbage website)

Snopes Bill Gates and population 

Africa Check 

Snopes – tetanus vaccine

Lead Stories Italian call for Gates arrest factcheck

Snopes Italian call for Gates arrest? 


Yahoo News

Snopes – Microchipping

Snopes – Patent for microchip 

Gates Foundation – Wikipedia 

YouGov – Most Admired

New York Times – Bill Gates Is the Most Interesting Man in the World

Do Anime Characters Look White?

Mukokuseki – TV Tropes

Epicanthic fold – Wikipedia

Neoteny – Wikipedia

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