The mask debate.
One of the ongoing debates of 2020. Does it help? Does it cause more damage to us than its supposed to? "It's so hard to breathe in." You've heard the questions and complaints.
Well a doctor in Dublin, Ireland wanted to answer of these questions. He proceed to go on video and record himself wearing six different masks to see if wearing a mask correctly ruins our oxygen levels.
The video shows that it has little to no effect.
In the exact video recorded by Maitiu O Tuathail, you can see him putting six masks on his face while recording his blood oxygen saturation levels. The meter shows that his levels consistently stay at 98%-99% despite changing masks multiple times.
O Tuathail posted the video on Twitter to address the misconception that face masks negatively affect oxygen levels. He said he was being asked this regularly by patients, who were citing misinformation they had found on social media.
Since then, the video has gone viral on social media.
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