Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as a world pandemic in early March 2020, many measures have been put across in order to control the spread of the virus. One of these measures includes putting on face masks. This masks are classified into:
Surgical Masks/ Disposable Masks
Health practitioners advice people to drop using cloth masks and instead use surgical masks as it provides added protection against any virus.
The gold-standard pandemic masks, approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). They filter out 95%. N95s are similar to the disposable surgical masks used by doctors and other healthcare professionals, which are cleared by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for meeting certain standard.
2. KN95 mask
They are considered the Chinese-made equivalent to the N95. KN95 and N95 masks are almost similar but many of the KN95 masks on the market today are fake. There’s no way for you to tell an authentic mask from a fake, even counterfeit KN95 masks can have a filtration efficiency of 75 to 80 percent.
Wear masks that are labeled as:
1.Meets ASTM F3502 External Icon
2. Meets Workplace Performance
3. Meets Workplace Performance Plus
Cloth masks have been used by different people around the world. Health practitioners are discouraging the use of cloth masks with the rise of the Omicron variant.Docsun Biomed Report on COVID 19 Variants – Docsun Computation MedLab
The filtration effectiveness of these cloth masks is low compared to surgical masks and respirators. If designed well, cloth masks can actually protect one from Covid-19.
Multilayer cloth masks, designed to fit around the face and made of water-resistant fabric with a high number of threads and finer weave provide one with the protection required.
Prevention is better than cure.
Wearing a mask is just one of the many ways to prevent contracting the virus. Other ways include frequent hand washing and health monitoring.
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It can service through the Doorway Terminal, Mobile App, and Web Portal and can be used in different scenarios. To know more about this technology visit docsun.health