Doctor Gets Tired Of Misinformed Patients Asking If Face Masks Reduce Oxygen Levels, Films Himself Putting On 6 At Once

Doctor Gets Tired Of Misinformed Patients Asking If Face Masks Reduce Oxygen Levels, Films Himself Putting On 6 At Once

A doctor in Dublin, Ireland, has gotten so many misinformed patients asking him if a face mask lowers a wearer’s oxygen levels that he decided to make his answer easy to understand and to make it public.


On July 14, Dr. Maitiu O Tuathail, whose Twitter profile states he is a general practitioner, posted a 70-second video standing next to a machine that measures oxygen saturation levels in the blood. With a monitor clip over his index finger, Tuathail is seen putting on a disposable medical mask. Then another one. And another. At the end of the clip, the doctor is standing with 6 masks on his face, while the numbers in the display remain steady and near-perfect — the oxygen saturation level fluctuates slightly between 98 and 99 percent.


Let’s hope this brings the whole debate surrounding face masks and their efficiency to an end. Or at least closer to it.


Dr. Maitiu O Tuathail said he’s met a lot of people who were misinformed about face masks



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So he decided to debunk one of the most popular myths surrounding them



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And posted this video



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Bill Nye the Science Guy also turned to social media to demonstrate why face masks are important



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@billnye##WearAMask ##LearnOnTikTok ##TikTokPartner


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Dr. Tuathail’s clip even started an interesting discussion



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