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Emerging from Lockdown? Face Masks are Necessary

Emerging from Lockdown? Face Masks are Necessary

Does wearing face masks in public reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus?

Initially, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised against using them; however, the guidelines have changed. The NPR[1], BBC[2], and UCSF[3] report that health experts are in consensus regarding the role of face masks and other forms of face covering in reducing the chances of contracting COVID-19.

Although public opinion on wearing face masks remains divided, Austria, Germany, Morocco, Turkey, and several other countries have mandated the use of face masks in public after easing or completely lifting lockdown measures. In the US, Starbucks, Walmart, Costco, Target, CVS, and many more businesses are requiring customers to use face masks and other forms of face covering in their stores[4].

 

Why use disposable face masks?

While buying or making cloth face masks at home is possible, disposable face masks are a safe and reliable alternative. Certified and officially approved face masks can be more effective in reducing the chances of infection. They are especially recommended for healthcare workers and individuals in risk groups. Additionally, there would be no need to properly disinfect them as they are single-use. When used properly, disposable face masks are more sanitary to use and discard than reusable (cloth) masks are.

Two of the most well-known disposable face masks are the NIOSH certified 95 respirator – which filters out airborne solids, germs, and dust at a 95% efficiency rate[5] – and the 3-ply surgical face mask[6]. Its ability to filter and block fluids and bacteria in addition to the comfort it provides its wearers has made this disposable face mask a favorable option for most buyers.

 

We offer a range of disposable face masks and other forms of face covering for sale. Check out our website[7] to browse our catalogue and choose a product which best fits your needs. Would you like more information? Get in touch with one of our sales experts today!

 

[1] https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/21/880832213/yes-wearing-masks-helps-heres-why?t=1594932569473

[2] https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200504-coronavirus-what-is-the-best-kind-of-face-mask

[3] https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent

[4] https://6abc.com/business/list-you-must-wear-a-face-covering-when-visiting-these-stores/6318883/

[5] https://www.vizocare.com/products/n95-niosh-mask-fm-2

[6] https://www.vizocare.com/products/disposable-surgical-mask-3-ply-fm-5

[7] https://www.vizocare.com

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