The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out, however, face masks are here to stay for the time being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people should wear masks anytime they are around other people, which includes public gatherings. The mask that has been all the rage since the pandemic started was the N95 mask.
However, the Centres for Disease Control has always voiced their concern regarding reserving N95 masks for medical first responders and frontline workers. However, the general public is buying these masks for their own personal use.
N95 masks provide a seal that filters a minimum of 95% airborne particles and due to the availability of so many fake ones present in the market, both the general and healthcare workers may get a false sense of feeling safe.
When looking for masks online, ask yourself a few questions before making the purchase. According to the CDC guidance, these are some things that you should look out for:
The aforementioned were the ways you could spot the real N95 mask from a fake one. Furthermore, when looking for an N95 mask, look out for qualities such as:
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Since the onset of COVID-19, experts around the world recommended that you should wash your hands regularly, maintain social distancing, and wear masks to reduce the spread of the virus.
As we all know, the COVID-19 disease is still spreading like wildfire with many developed as well as developing countries reporting a large number of cases on a daily basis.
Before the pandemic, all of us were quite oblivious to hand hygiene. We knew the significance of washing hands after using the bathroom but gave little thought to various other pathogens present on our hands or on the surface.
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest health concerns the world has experienced in many decades.