In England, a doctor named Tom Lawton wanted to prove that applying a mask does not impair or affect a person's respiratory capacity. For this he put a mask on his face and ran for 22 miles.
During this time, Doctor Lawton used a pulse oximeter to monitor his oxygen level. Pulse oximeter is used to measure oxygen saturation in human red blood cells and its clips are usually applied to the fingers.
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Doctor Lawton tweeted last month, 'I didn't take off the mask at all while running, nor did I eat or drink anything during that time and it remained at 98% every time I checked the oxygen level.'
In an interview to a news agency on Sunday, Lawton said, he wanted to show people that wearing masks is safe and an essential weapon in preventing the spread of the corona virus.
Health officials around the world are constantly being asked to apply masks to people so that they can protect themselves as well as others. But in recent days, there was controversy about these guidelines and people started refusing to apply masks.
Lawton said, I was very disappointed when I saw some pictures. In these pictures, people were sitting at the desk wearing masks and claiming that their oxygen level had dropped by applying the mask.
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Looking at all these things, Lawton wore his three-layer cloth mask one day and ran 8 miles to the office, monitoring his oxygen level. After finishing work at the office, he ran 14 miles. However, he admitted that masking was inconvenient, but Lawton also said that there was no drop in his oxygen level during this time.
Lawton said, I don't think the corona can be dealt with by applying the mask alone. “To fight Corona completely, we have to keep proper distance from each other, observe isolation, wash hands and wear masks.”