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@funcountess– Good morning. Yes, you are right, there are drawbacks to wearing masks. But unlike medical professionals who are attending ill patients for many hours at a time, people should only be wearing them for a short period of time because we are supposed to be at home. You will only be damned if you don't wear a mask because you could contact COVID-1! There are a lot of posts and videos and podcasts on Connect about the correct way to wear a mask, directions on how to make one and how to wash them, and how to take them on or off. People who ignore these many examples are taking huge chances.
It is a myth that you are breathing in co2 and exhaling oxygen. To properly fit a mask to your face, it should first be covering both your mouth and your nose. This is definitely more uncomfortable than just covering one's mouth with the face mask because you are breathing back in some of the exhaled air. … You MUST breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.
I know that we aren't used to wearing masks and are uncomfortable wearing them. If you have had a problem with a mask, how have you solved it?

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@merpreb Very good article but I don't see where it says you are not breathing in CO2, even when breathing correctly — in through the nose, out through the mouth. If you are breathing in exhaled air, isn't that primarily CO2? I guess I'm just confused. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Thanks for any helpful elaboration.