“Wear a mask and stop killing the elderly!”, says one lady. Obviously, she is upset but she does make a point.
Wear masks. Some young people may think they are invincible and the virus would not kill them. But what they do not understand is wearing masks is not just about protecting themselves from being infected, it is also about protecting others.
“Of course masks work, their use has always been advised as part of the standard response to being around infected people.” said sociologist Zeynep Tufekci in a New York Times editorial.
When you look at photos of Americans during the 1918 influenza pandemic, one feature stands out above all else: masks.
Masks reduce the spread of infectious disease by protecting the wearer from microbes in their environment and by catching microbes expelled by the wearer.
When we cough, sneeze, talk, or simply breathe we release a plume of air and droplets, which are mainly composed of saliva, mucus, salts, and—if we are infected—potentially dangerous microbes.
The smallest of these droplets, sometimes called aerosols, may float or drift through the air for hours, potentially exposing anyone who enters that airspace. Larger droplets may travel only a few feet—or up to 26 feet if propelled by a sneeze—before falling to the ground or onto another surface, such as someone’s skin or clothes.
In a 2009 study of influenza transmission, nine infected volunteers were tested and some wore a surgical mask, others an N95 respirator and the rest wore no cover at all,
They coughed five times onto a Petri dish and findings showed that nearly every time someone coughed without a mask, influenza virus showed up on the dish, but no virus was found when the volunteers wore either type of mask.
Likewise, in an ongoing study, 246 participants with symptoms of respiratory infection breathe into a droplet-collecting device called the Gesundheit-II for 30 minutes. When volunteers were bare-mouthed, coronavirus was detected in 30 to 40 percent of their sampled droplets; when they wore a surgical mask, no coronavirus was detected.
Another study using a realistic manikin that simulated human breathing concluded that, when accounting for leakage, a surgical mask can filter at least 60 percent of 0.3-micron particles.
A similar manikin study demonstrated that surgical masks reduce exposure to aerosolized influenza virus by sixfold, on average. Covid-19 moves like a silent assassin, with unwitting accomplices. Maybe you’ll be one of them.
The best way to ensure that you’re not: wear a mask, and keep your distance from others. But a global shortage of face masks is prompting concern for the safety of health care workers and the general public as well.
But Where Can I Get A Mask Now?
Greco Promotions is a part of the largest promotional products and printing organization in the world.
We are fortunate to have identified a manufacturing source to help us acquire Surgical Masks and K95 Masks that many of our healthcare personnel and emergency response workers are in need of at the very moment.
Supplies are limited, and quantities of these items will go fast.
The Masks we offer are CERTIFIED!
● CE EN149:2001
● CNAS N95 Test
● NIOSH 95 Inhalation & Exhalation Resistance
● NIOSH 95 NaCl Aerosol Test
● FDA Certificate
● ISO & License
● Production License of Medical Products
It’s hard to navigate the unknown, but we, at Greco Promotions, want to make sure that we do whatever we can to help contain the coronavirus.
Please contact immediately Greco Promotions at 215-310-5038 or Email us at [email protected] if you have a need for any of these products and we will work as expediently as possible to place your order and deliver your shipment.