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Misleading Anti-Mask Video By Indian Youth Goes Viral

Misleading Anti-Mask Video By Indian Youth Goes Viral
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Social media has recently been flooded with a video showing a group of Indian youths burning face masks, while claiming that they are ineffective against COVID-19 and can lead to increased carbon dioxide toxicity in the body - a condition known as hypercapnia or hypercarbia.

Virr Saxena, Namman Bhasin and Nabeel Ahmed Mirajkar, who made the video, told BOOM that a mandatory policy on face-masks was a way to control the masses psychologically, and instill fear in them. They also claimed they would choose to not be vaccinated, once it become available.

BOOM found the claims made in the video to be false; the effectiveness of masks and face coverings in slowing down the spread of COVID-19 is well-evidenced by numerous scientific studies and empirical data.

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