‘Began taking deep breaths and taking long pauses between words’
By Bob Unruh
Published March 30, 2021 at 12:43pm
A video shows a masked school board member at a meeting of the trustees for Idaho Falls District 91 gasping for air while arguing that the school district should continue to mandate mask-wearing.
The Red State Nation blog said it was Trustee Elizabeth Cogliati who was forced to take long pauses between words as she argued for the masks.
The report noted there’s no official evidence that a mask reduces oxygen levels, but “when you wear a mask, particularly if you have an N95 mask, it can make you feel like it is more difficult to catch your breath.”
“A mask offers some resistance to the usual way of breathing, making it seem more difficult to catch your breath. The feeling is more a psychological one than a physical problem with breathing, according to medical personnel,” the report said.