As you struggle to breathe, you begin hyperventilating as your body demands more and more air. So, the doctors decide to put you on noninvasive, “positive pressure” ventilation. This is essentially a very large face mask that is tightly Velcro’d to your face in order for the machine to be able to efficiently push pressure into your lungs so that they open wide so that enough oxygen can get in there.
There has been no shortage of footage on the news of people wearing such a face mask as they struggle to breathe. And sadly, it will only get worse from here.