Weekly update on COVID-19 from the Mask to Protect rabbinic and medical advisor, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Chief of Infectious Diseases/Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau.
This update covers a variety of topics, including the recent (small) uptick in cases and Hatzolah calls in the tri-state area, Yamim Noraim shailos, hydroxychloroquine, and health risks of masks.
Excerpt from update:
Is wearing a mask dangerous? Will it make it harder to fast?
NO. Not wearing a mask is very dangerous, and for non-medical, non-rabbinical, non-expert people and papers to continue to espouse that we must let G-d handle all infections is blasphemy and foolishness...
There is no scientific evidence that mask wearing causes one to breath more carbon dioxide or that it could make you sick.