“The real danger is when you’re out in the field and you see somebody wearing a mask, or a respirator or breathing mask and they are going about their daily life,” said Dr. Paul Breslin, a professor at the School of Public Health and Human Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
“If it’s the latter and you’re exposed to the real danger, the person will get sick.”
Breslin’s research shows that people who wear masks and use respiratory protection are more likely to get sick.
“In fact, masks, in general, can actually protect against the spread of the respiratory disease,” he said.
“We have actually found that masks reduce the incidence of coronavirus,” he explained.
The masks may be a big plus for people who live in areas where people can’t breathe, but there’s a downside.
“The masks that are designed to protect people are also going to be more susceptible to the spread if you’re living in a rural area,” he added.
“And that could be something that you want to avoid.”
Brent Sorenson, the founder of the website Health Safety News, has been tracking the rise in deaths from coronaviruses for more than a decade.
“It’s a huge problem, and it’s an enormous public health issue,” Sorenstons said.
In 2016, the World Health Organization announced that there were nearly 5,000 new cases of coronovirus each day.
There were over 9,000 deaths.
While the increase was lower than in previous years, Sorenstein said that it still shows the true magnitude of the problem.
“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in cases and deaths from the coronaviral coronavillosis pandemic.
This was the largest spike in history, and this has only continued to increase in the last two weeks,” he told NBC News.
Bresling believes the public is not fully aware of the true extent of the dangers of masks.
“What the public sees is the news headlines.
We’ve got a lot of misinformation out there,” he noted.
“There’s no hard numbers about the true health risks, but it’s a very, very high risk.”
Sorenson also noted that many people have gotten their masks wrong.
“You don’t really need to wear the mask when you go to a bar,” he emphasized.
“I think people will have a hard time believing the claims that it protects you from getting sick from breathing in the real-world environment.”
In the last few years, people have been wearing masks and breathing masks at the same time in an effort to ward off the spread.
“People have been very conscious about wearing masks, and people are wearing masks more often, and so people are actually breathing more frequently,” Sorenson explained.
“They’re wearing masks with their face masks, too, which is kind of a weird thing to do, because it seems like it’s more effective at blocking out the bad stuff that’s in your lungs.”
Brosen and his team at the CDC have also been tracking what happens when people get infected by the coronave virus.
“Our research shows we are seeing a significant increase in hospitalizations and deaths among people who are wearing a respirators,” he pointed out.
“That’s what is leading to people not wearing masks in the first place.”
Bruno Ponte, the deputy director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, also thinks people need to be careful about the masks they wear.
“Masks are very important in the public health system,” he stressed.
“But people are very conscious of masks, because they’re important in helping them to protect themselves from disease.”
Ponte said that the masks can also be very effective at preventing other diseases.
“These masks do a great job at preventing disease,” Ponte explained.
But there’s no good evidence that they work against the virus itself.
“Most masks work in a very different way than what’s needed,” he continued.
“For example, a mask that does a very good job of blocking out air is going to block out the virus better than a mask which does a much worse job.”
While many experts believe the masks are effective, there are still a lot questions about how effective they really are.
“This is really a question of whether they work, and whether they’re good for preventing disease and the spread,” Soresons said, adding that they are more of a risk than they are a benefit.