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Doctor Demonstrates What Happens When You Wear Different Masks
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Doctor Demonstrates What Happens When You Wear Different Masks

As things are slowly returning back to normal after the coronavirus pandemic, it may be tempting to forget all the safety measures and go on with our lives as we did before. But the world has indeed changed beyond recognition and there’s no choice but to go along with it.

And for those who are not into wearing masks for reasons like the threat is over, a mask doesn’t protect from breathing in the virus, and the classic line “can’t breathe with a mask on”, one doctor has something to say. In fact, Dr. Megan Hall has conducted an experiment on wearing 4 different masks for 5 minutes straight to see how they affected her heart rate and oxygen levels. The results are down below and if they don’t convince you, nothing will.

This doctor ran an experiment on how wearing masks affect our bodies and this is what she found out

Image credits: Megan Hall

The matter of wearing face masks has been controversial throughout the pandemic and it’s now become even more so as regulations have eased in many states. Many myths have been circulating around and one of the common ones is that if worn for long periods of time, they complicate breathing. However, it is common for surgeons and other scientists or healthcare workers to wear face masks, particularly N95 respirators, for prolonged periods of time.

USA Today reports that “Neither the CDC nor the World Health Organization has issued warnings suggesting the use of surgical face masks would result in dangerous oxygen level depletion within the general public.”

Dr. Daniel Pahua Díaz, an academic from the Department of Public Health at the National Autonomous University of Mexico medical school, said that “the feeling of lack of air due to mechanical obstruction depends on the type of mouthpiece we are using.” The feeling of obstruction is just because people aren’t used to wearing the mask.

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Mad Mar
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An please wear the mask correctly. Cover both mouth AND NOSE. You can still breath through your nose with masks on. And still get the virus through your nose with it off.

Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you. One more person with it not covering their nose... just wasting the mask IMO...

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Vanessa
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can't use science to rationalize and explain something to people who don't believe in science or think rationally.

Baron Samedi
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This doctor isn't using science at all....common sense/scientific fail. Wearing a mask for five minutes will not lower your O2 levels. For a doctor, I would expect a lot more intelligence in regards to a test like this. Makes me question how capable she is in her position. Try wearing the mask for 6 hours (like our kids in school), 8 hours (like most jobs), or 10-16 hours which would include the shifts that her peers have to work consistently. Calling this proof is absolutely disgraceful. Their are many studies done on how bad extended mask wearing is for our health (including some very well respected neurologists) while all clinical studies that conclude it doesn't provide a significant benefit to protect you from a virus. The stats speak volumes to this as all you have to look at is the case numbers after masks were made mandatory....no help whatsoever. This is only about control and to keep the fear of the virus alive in the minds of the scared.

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Turnip and a Frog
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m asthmatic and I find it really hard to breathe through the mask. I wear it anyway, but the feeling of not getting enough air often bings me to the verge of panic. I use the exact same one as she does. Perhaps the saturation is the same with/without the mask, but the quality of breathing with warm air and the hot, moist sensation around the mouth and nostrils is really bad. As a nurse she should know it and factor it into the “experiment”. And my post is not an argument against wearing masks, but a statement of fact. Hope it’s not too controversial for BP. And the visor messes with my inner ear.

Evil Little Thing
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd recommend trying different styles of mask if you can get them. Having one that fits your face properly is indescribably important for comfortable and effectiveness. Also, she's a doctor not a nurse.

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Mad Mar
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An please wear the mask correctly. Cover both mouth AND NOSE. You can still breath through your nose with masks on. And still get the virus through your nose with it off.

Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you. One more person with it not covering their nose... just wasting the mask IMO...

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Vanessa
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can't use science to rationalize and explain something to people who don't believe in science or think rationally.

Baron Samedi
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This doctor isn't using science at all....common sense/scientific fail. Wearing a mask for five minutes will not lower your O2 levels. For a doctor, I would expect a lot more intelligence in regards to a test like this. Makes me question how capable she is in her position. Try wearing the mask for 6 hours (like our kids in school), 8 hours (like most jobs), or 10-16 hours which would include the shifts that her peers have to work consistently. Calling this proof is absolutely disgraceful. Their are many studies done on how bad extended mask wearing is for our health (including some very well respected neurologists) while all clinical studies that conclude it doesn't provide a significant benefit to protect you from a virus. The stats speak volumes to this as all you have to look at is the case numbers after masks were made mandatory....no help whatsoever. This is only about control and to keep the fear of the virus alive in the minds of the scared.

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Turnip and a Frog
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m asthmatic and I find it really hard to breathe through the mask. I wear it anyway, but the feeling of not getting enough air often bings me to the verge of panic. I use the exact same one as she does. Perhaps the saturation is the same with/without the mask, but the quality of breathing with warm air and the hot, moist sensation around the mouth and nostrils is really bad. As a nurse she should know it and factor it into the “experiment”. And my post is not an argument against wearing masks, but a statement of fact. Hope it’s not too controversial for BP. And the visor messes with my inner ear.

Evil Little Thing
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd recommend trying different styles of mask if you can get them. Having one that fits your face properly is indescribably important for comfortable and effectiveness. Also, she's a doctor not a nurse.

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