Doctor Warns Residents on Spain’s Costa del Sol about the Dangers of Wearing a Mask Whilst Jogging

Local Medic, Dr Rupert Harman, has sent out a warning to joggers on the Costa del Sol in Spain about to start exercising on Monday that there are reports of people with damaged lungs after keeping face masks on.


A LOCAL doctor has reminded joggers that the latest casualty to suffer lung damage while jogging is a young male from the Wuhan district of China. It is understood the man had been instructed to keep his mask on while following his normal route through the beleaguered city but through over-exertion fell to the ground with a collapsed lung.

Doc Harman: “A man in China burst a lung after running for more than two miles in the coronavirus epicentre city of Wuhan while wearing a face mask. I’m telling everyone to take it easy from Monday as we officially move into Phase 1 of the lockdown. As everyone as been cooped up for so long there is a desire to carry on with exercise as before, the problem is people will not accept they are unfit and need to take things slowly.”

The 26-year-old jogger was rushed to Wuhan Central Hospital, where he underwent major surgery for the collapsed lung after he began having difficulty breathing. Doctors soon discovered that the man’s left lung had compressed by 90 per cent, moving his heart to the right side of his body.

A collapsed lung is known as a pneumothorax, which occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and the chest wall, causing shortness of breath and potentially fatal complications.

Health officials believe the man’s lung burst because he was wearing a mask while running.

In two other incidents involving physical activity, two Chinese boys dropped dead within a week of one another recently while wearing masks during gym class.

The 14-year-olds were each running laps for a physical examination when they suddenly collapsed on the track. The death certificate of one boy listed the cause as sudden cardiac arrest.

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