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We produce original media that speaks to our communities. The Dr. Lisa on Street series began in Washington, DC, talking to community members about common health questions and concerns.
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Dr. Lisa on the Street
COVID19 Masks and Co2? Wearing a mask won’t cause CO2 poisoning
I'm getting questions about wearing masks for COVID19 and the effects of CO2. Oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) are gases that can easily diffuse across/through a mask, even N95. For people with no underlying lung disease, wearing a mask is not harmful and at times encourages deep breathing which is good for you. This has been studied. Think about surgeons and other health care workers who wear masks all day long. Also, the symptoms of increased CO2 are very noticeable- headache, confusion, sleepiness, feeling jittery or anxious. But the brain notices when CO2 levels are abnormal and force your breathing to regulate to address it. Do you have question about COVID19 or health topics in general? Let us know in the comments.
Dr. Lisa answers common questions from people on the street about #COVID-19 and #coronavirus
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is an infectious diseases physician who worked at the #CDC and was a #disease detective. She started Grapevine Health because trusted health information is often communicated on the grapevine by word of mouth with friends and family but over time the information can become confusing and inaccurate. Dr. Lisa is here to help you make sense of complex medical and scientific information. Known as Dr. Lisa on the Street, people love love her straight talk about #health, #medicine and #science. This video launches her #coronavirus education series.