In the Coronavirus epicenter city of Wuhan a man’s lung compressed 90% with a burst forcing his heart to the right side of his body. Health officials believe the man’s lung burst because he was wearing a mask while running.
A man in China burst a lung after running for more than two miles while wearing a face mask.
The 26-year-old jogger was rushed to Wuhan Central Hospital, where he underwent major surgery for the collapsed lung after he began having difficulty breathing, the UK’s Sun reported.
Doctors discovered that the man’s left lung had compressed by 90 percent, moving his heart to the right side of his body.
A collapsed lung is known as a pneumothorax, which occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and the chest wall, causing shortness of breath and potentially fatal complications.
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Health officials believe the man’s lung burst because he was wearing a mask while running.
In two other incidents involving physical activity, two Chinese boys dropped dead within a week of one another recently while wearing masks during gym class.
The 14-year-olds were each running laps for a physical examination when they suddenly collapsed on the track. The death certificate of one boy listed the cause as sudden cardiac arrest.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, people all across the globe have started using facemasks to prevent the spread of infection from one person to the other.
Also the government and health ministries of several countries are encouraging people to wear facemasks whenever they step outside their home.
But till date the efficacy of the facemasks in controlling the spread is not determined. So how effective are facemasks against COVID?
A study conducted by Baruch Vainshelboim about the adverse psychological, physiological and health effects of facemasks provides an answer.