He is seen placing an N-95 mask on top of his mouth and nose, then blowing in the direction of a candle.
The flame doesn’t even flicker, illustrating the mask’s efficiency when it comes to blocking out particles.
“The reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect you. Sure,” Nye says.
“But the main reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect me from you and the particles from your respiratory system from getting into my respiratory system.
“Everybody, this is a matter – literally – of life and death. And when I use the word ‘literally’, I mean ‘literally’ a matter of life and death.
“So when you’re out in public, please wear a mask.”
On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shared a similar clip in which Nye explains the benefits of wearing masks and compares the efficiency of different face coverings.
The governor wrote next to the clip: “Listen to Bill Nye.”