SAN ANGELO, TX -- As the number of positive coronavirus cases continues to rise in Tom Green County, Shannon Medical Center has released a new video explaining the importance of reducing the spread in the county.
The video features Dr. Michael Wood, MD, Shannon has the adequate capacity to treat patients currently but could face issues if the number increases rapidly in the coming weeks.
Dr. Wood, a Hospitalist at Shannon, also addresses the effectiveness of masks in the fight against COVID-19.
"As a physician, since medical school, we have been wearing masks in a variety of settings. There is no compelling evidence to suggest masks would somehow drop your oxygen level or somehow be prohibitive to an otherwise healthy patient."
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