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State mask mandates tied to drop in COVID-19 hospitalization growth rate

(HealthDay)—Implementation of statewide mask mandates is associated with a reduction in COVID-19-associated hospitalization growth rates, and mask use has been found to be high at universities, according to two studies published in the Feb. 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Heesoo Joo, Ph.D., from the

Wearing a Mask Doesn’t Cause CO2 Poisoning

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 — Wearing a face mask cannot lead to carbon dioxide poisoning, even in people with lung disease, researchers report. The findings counter claims that wearing face masks to prevent spread of the new coronavirus may put some people’s health at risk. The authors of the new study assessed changes in oxygen