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Is wearing a face mask bad for your health? Doctor debunks myths on face coverings

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 00:56:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With face masks now mandatory across the state, you may have seen some information floating around social media that wearing a mask is bad for your health.

13 Action News Anchor Marissa Kynaston spoke with a local doctor on Wednesday about debunking some of those common myths.

Wearing a mask can make some feel claustrophobic, but Dr. Thomas Hunt says wearing a mask can rarely make a person sick.

He also says he hasn’t seen a patient with mask-related concerns since the pandemic started.

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