Two Schoolboys Collapse & Die In China While Wearing Face Masks During PE Class

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Two teenage schoolboys in China have died within a week of one another while taking part in physical education classes while wearing face masks

According to 7 news, the boys, both aged 14, had been running laps for a physical examination test when they suddenly collapsed on the track.

As wearing face masks is now mandatory in Chinese schools, concerns over restricted breathing and overall student fitness after three months of school closures, has led to the end of term PE exams being cancelled,

As wearing face masks is now mandatory in Chinese schools and over concerns of restricted breathing and overall student fitness following months of school closures, education authorities have now cancelled end of term PE exams

NYPost reports: One of the teens was only minutes into his gym class when he fell backward April 24 at Dancheng Caiyuan Middle School in Henan province, according to the outlet.

“He was wearing a mask while lapping the running track, then he suddenly fell backwards and hit his head on the ground,” his father, who was only identified as Li, told the outlet.

His dad said teachers and students tried to help him, to no avail.

The death certificate listed the cause as sudden cardiac arrest, but no autopsy was performed, the outlet said.

The boy’s father said he believes that the mask his son was required to wear to school played a role in his death.

“I suspect it was because he was wearing a mask,” he said, adding that “it couldn’t have been comfortable wearing a mask while running.”

But Cao Lanxiu, professor at Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, said it’s unlikely that the mask caused the boy to suffocate.

“I don’t think mask-wearing has caused this sudden death,” Cao said, though she added that it was impossible to say without an autopsy.

Six days after his death, the second student collapsed at Changsha’s Xiangjun Future Experimental School in Hunan province, the outlet reported.

He had been wearing an N95 respirator and running a 1,000-meter exam when the fatal incident occurred, the report said. It’s unclear whether an autopsy had been ordered.


  1. i don’t think it was the face mask, it was most likely heart failure. it happens at that age. there was a 5th grade boy that collapsed and died in front of me during recess one day. with no mask. He had a heart defect.

      • impossible. the failsafe for the human body is to pass out and stop the need for so much oxygen, then the body can resaturate the body with oxygen. so something else was wrong with the children.

  2. What the face masks do:
    -Limit your oxygen intake (dangerous)
    -Increase carbon dioxide intake (dangerous)
    -Increase the reabsorption of toxins emitted from your lungs (dangerous)

    What the face masks don’t do:
    -Protect you (clinically verified)
    -Protect others
    -Anything beneficial

    • WRONG! They perform a vital role…… they tell TPTB that you are submitting to their rule!

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