Lung Disease and Masks: Myths and Facts


SOURCES:

Michigan Health: “4 Face Mask Myths that Put You at Risk,” “Mask Wearing for Pulmonary Patients,” “Yes, You Should Wear a Mask. Here’s How and Why.”

CDC: “Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks and Coverings During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Frank Coletta, MD, director of pulmonary medicine; chief of critical care, Mount Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside, NY.

Bradley Hayward, MD, pulmonologist, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, New York.

World Health Organization: “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Mythbusters.”

NBC News: “Dr. Fauci: Double masking against mutant coronavirus ‘just makes common sense.”



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