by Abi Purvis  September 3, 2020

“Ugly”, “claustrophobic”, “unnecessary”, and “paranoid” were all words used to describe face masks and their wearers just a few months ago.

Admittedly, and now slightly embarrassingly, I too feared the potential tightness of a mask around my face restricting my breathing and results of possible anxiety. In reality I was able to breath perfectly normally.

When asked by the BBC, Professor Keith Neal, and infectious disease expert says, “Thin paper or cloth masks will not lead to hypoxia*. Surgeons operate for hours wearing them. They don’t get these problems”.

In light of Prof Neal’s statement one might think “well yeah obviously” but there have been so many rumours and misinformed ‘news’ circling my social media feeds about masks limiting oxygen and causing hypoxia (*Oxygen deficiency) that when you see it over and over again you might start to believe it…..

You can read the rest of this post which has been published on Wiltshire Masks blogs