Your claim that the author is attempting to present himself a certain way without any evidence of that is classic straw man. The author presents his credentials which include his obvious bias (we all have them). Nowhere can I see did he attempt to persuade the reader that somehow his article was meant to be anything but opinionPeer review occurs when an article is submitted for publication to a reputable industry journal/magazine.
It's a fundamental filter in validating that the statements that are being communicated are based on solid evidence that hasn't been faked, legitimate references that haven't been misinterpreted, and sound logical reasoning.
Submitting your work for peer review is a standard practice for all reputable scientists that have something to say, which is how the author is attempting to present himself with his bio.
Basically, any scientific discourse that hasn't passed the test of peer review, is assumed to be suspect, and unreliable.
The article is based on a straw-man argument that public mask wearing is intended to protect wearers from the virus.
Citations are unconfirmed, since the author bypassed peer-review process.
A person in about 5 minutes can confirm the validity of the citations. Just because someone writes what is clearly an opinion piece (which is basically what everyone on here including me is doing via their posts) does not invalidate the citations. If that we’re the case then no citation made on this board would have validity because non of the opinion pieces are “peer reviewed”.