The top expert in South Korea says the same thing, significant reduction in transmission. I'd listen to them before anyone else.
But I don't think there's any number of studies, facts or evidence that will matter to some of these people. They've made up their minds that "masks bad" and there's no convincing them otherwise.
You need to show consistency, otherwise there will be questions as to why you don't like Cam Newton as much as you like Matt Ryan. If that's the road you're wanting to edge towards, then just jump in instead of being coy. Otherwise, a rational discussion can take place. If you're inconsistent in your evaluation of players, then your opinion is about as helpful as an ingrown scrotum hair.
No, thought police don't exist. I just make irrational people anxious because they realize they sound like ass clowns when having to explain/defend their position. It usually results in them being dismissive, gaslighting, then ultimately shutting the fug up and going away.
Yes, I do this with everyone that has a bad opinion if I have the time. Getting somebody to commit to their bad takes and then watching them devolve under pressure is what I imagine a tantric orgasm must feel like. Especially when they start getting belligerent; that's the cherry on top that you like to pick.