This post highlights the importance of using the Best Mask for Coronavirus. Since more than a year now, the Coronavirus outbreak is still nowhere less menacing than its first signs. Scientists believe a sea-food market in Wuhan to be the origin of the virus. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province in China. Once only China was the hub of infection cases. Now, the virus has reached every corner of the world. Countries will conduct more research on this in future. But the focus right now is to stop its transmission to more people and countries. There were even theories doing the round that China was experimenting on this virus for use as a biological weapon. If its indeed true, then such a shame and hope China has learnt a good lesson.
There are different strains of the virus, with different levels of deadliness. N95 Mask price is nothing when compared to your well-being. In the past one month, cases have flared up in India once again. News of oxygen shortage and strain on healthcare system are all over the media. Sadly, all this is happening when India has already developed and giving vaccines to its citizens.
BEST MASK FOR CORONAVIRUS
No country has been left untouched by the Coronavirus. Even relatively uninhabited regions like Greenland has seen cases. So, no country is left untouched by the risks at this time. People have got fed up of their virus fears and most of them have already become complacent. Its a bitter reality that the Virus is here to stay forever and would never vanish now. The disease has spread to all continents of the world! Its often heard in News that the total volume of the virus in the world can fit in a tablespoon! Countries have already started rolling out the vaccines in record time. Strategies are being sketched out for mass immunization of their people. 3M N95 Masks are popular masks in INDIA.
What Is CoronaVirus? China’s ‘Gift’ To The World!!
A new stain of Coronavirus (nCoV) is believed to have made its way from bats and snakes to humans. WHO has named this virus COVID-19, with letters taken from the words “COrona”, “VIrus”, “Disease” and the year 2019. But, I would still call it Hubei virus or Chinese virus, and why not? After all its the original gift from China. If there can be Spanish flu, Hantavirus after a river in South Korea then why not Hubei virus? China even silenced its own doctors who tried to warn the world about the virus. Li Wenliang, the doctor who tried to warn the world of the virus has also died. China is the culprit which has endangered the whole human existence with its criminal conduct of masking the cases and not letting the world know. Why did it not stop international flights from Wuhan immediately. The WHO chief also seems to be repaying China’s obligations on himself.
Instead of apologizing to the international community, China had the audacity to project itself as the saviour! For China its all about trade and business. Who cares if a few thousand mostly old population of theirs is killed? China doesn’t care. Atleast its rival countries are in shambles. The best of the best minds from most countries are already on the verge of rolling out vaccines. This virus is definitely the witchcraft of China. SHAME ON CHINA!! DOWN WITH CHINA!
CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL
Coronavirus was discovered in the 1960’s. But with this new strain, when a person gets infected with it, there are little chances of it getting diagnosed early. The reason is that the symptoms are not peculiar. Common symptoms are body ache, running nose, headache, nausea and pneumonia.
As of today, total Worldwide Coronavirus cases stand at over 149,042,171. The majority case are being identified in USA, India and Brazil. The Coronavirus death toll has already crossed 3,141,537. How ill-fated those people would have been and maybe a little careless too (most of them). The virulence of the mutated strains of the virus is alarming. People who do not have an iota of responsibility are the main culprits. They’d not wear masks and roam around freely as if Corona is their pet! Interestingly, over 61% of the victims are men.
Coronavirus infection was initially not an airborne disease, it is believed to be now. Its variant SARS virus resulted in the death of 800 people in 2003. Many health workers died of the disease attending to patients. People who catch the infection must be quarantined immediately and government health services be informed without delay. Coronavirus can be contacted through air also if an infected person sneezes, coughs openly. Best is to wear a mask, not rub the eyes or touch the face while outside. Shaking hands has become a thing of the past now. The incubation period was thought to be around 5 days. But, now seems its 14 days.
Viruses are so tiny, read how Virus Masks are able to stop them. Coronavirus is a relatively large virus. Thus it can only travel about two or three feet distance only.
SOME GOOD & BAD NEWS
The visuals of people falling down with head hitting the ground are tragic. Another video of a woman wailing inconsolably was heart-breaking. Trends have shown that the Coronavirus is less deadly than the SARS virus. The mortality rate hovers just above 3.4 % in this case. SARS cases had a much higher 9.6% mortality. However, Coronavirus is more lethal for elderly for whom the mortality rate shoots up to 15%.
17,988,637 people have been infected in India and increasing each second. 201,165 people have died so far due to Coronavirus. 14,807,704 have fully recovered.
Deaths from Coronavirus has already surpassed deaths due to SARS. There was no end in sight as cases were being identified in even far-off countries. Thankfully now many Coronavirus vaccines are available. USA now has the most number of cases in any country. Russia, Peru, Mexico, South Africa and Colombia were also reeling. 586,820 deaths have been reported in USA, the most in any country so far. Brazil has seen a higher mortality rate and 392,204 deaths from the disease. I wish these were the medal tallies from a sporting event. India was supplying vaccines to many countries.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Coronavirus’ virulence is way more than that of the SARS virus. The symptoms may appear after 14 days of someone actually catching the infection. Very violent coughing, fever, shortness of breath are commonly seen. The best way to keep safe is to use a good N95 mask. Use a tissue/handkerchief while sneezing/coughing. It may be hard for some but avoid outside food for sometime.
- Subdued ability to taste.
- Decreased power of smell.
- Systemic Fever (mild to high)
- Dry Cough
- Shortness Of Breath because mucus fills up in the airways which restrict breathing.
- Decreased white blood cells (WBC) count in blood.
- Reduced Kidney function is also observed.
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DO SURGICAL MASKS PROVIDE PROTECTION?
The answer is Yes! But since their fitting is not as good as POLLUTION MASKS, avoid them. N95 masks can easily provide all-round protection from Coronavirus. Three layer Surgical masks can provide enough protection to the wearer. Health workers and doctors are commonly seen wearing surgical masks. Doing this they are preventing the patients from their own infections from larger droplets of body fluids. So some protection is achieved. But, its a gamble against death to use an ineffective prevention. Surgical masks hardly fit well and there are air leakages from every corner. Airborne diseases cannot be countered through surgical masks. For respiratory track protection use only the best mask for Coronavirus N95 Grade. Needless to say when N95 masks are useful, so would N99 Masks be.
Which Countries Are At Risk?
Now Coronavirus has spread to over 220 countries and territories. A huge spike in number of cases are being reported daily in some countries. There is now hardly any country left whose nationals are safe. Even if they are till now, its only a matter of days. Japan is an example how to battle Coronavirus without imposing lockdowns or restrictions on movement. But, other countries are reeling with the infection now. We know how China is an expert in doing wrong deeds and not even apologizing later. The whole world holds China accountable and some nations like USA are even demanding hefty compensation from China. Whatever may have been intentions behind creating this virus, the whole world is bearing the brunt. Brazil is another country which has reported 14,370,456 cases, the most after USA and India.
The counter-view against complacency is a strong one too. The Asian subcontinent is a very populous region. The crores of ‘poor’ people and some communities have little to no knowledge of hygiene. The virus outbreak has already shaken nations and only doctors and nurses are the sole saviors. We know how inefficient and lax the health machinery in this region is.
So, why take chances even if you are still safe from the infection. Continue to avoid eating outside and visiting crowded places just the way we all did initially. Use Best Hand Sanitizers as much as possible these days. Look for alcohol based sanitizers with over 60% v/v of ethyl alcohol. Stop shaking hands if not already and do a ‘Namaste’. Everyone will now fully understand and not mind it. Not shaking hands is a big service to mankind at this juncture.
WHICH MASKS PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS?
Life is precious and never take risks against diseases of such nature. China is not a country to send an SOS for any small issues. If a country like China is rattled, it means the situation is grave. Get the best mask for Coronavirus in the form of a N95 Respirator to counter this threat. N95 respirators can stop the virus from reaching your respiratory system. N95 mask can arrest the very fine mist which lingers in the air when someone openly sneezes. Ofcouse if you are travelling to places which has seen cases of infection then be extra cautious. Even if you are wearing a mask, your eyes are still exposed. Wearing Safety Goggles along with masks is a great idea. Touching your nose or rubbing eyes with infected hands makes you prone to catching the infection.
Masks for bikers are made of cotton fabric (a cloth in a way). Such masks can do more harm than good. The mask itself can become a happy place for germs. NEVER EVEN THINK OF SHARING MASKS. NOT EVEN WITHIN THE FAMILY. It is not yet confirmed if wearing a mask is helping the cause.
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The Correct Way Of Wearing A N95 Mask?
Wearing an N95 mask can become a burden if it is uncomfortable or ill-fit. If you get fed up and remove it, that’s also bad for you. You have exposed yourself to the virus and are back to square one! We suggest you read the product description of the mask carefully before purchasing. If buying offline then the chemists can guide you.
As a rule of thumb, there should not be any gaps or scope for air leakages for a well-fit mask. When you blow air or exhale it should feel like inflating a bit. The nose pads and clips should be comfortable so you can wear it at lengths. The ear loops should be inspected too. Most masks come with cotton ear loops which are comfortable. Following some precautions as suggested by Chinese health agency itself, can help. Prevention is better than cure and also cheaper! Get the best mask for Coronavirus to stay safe. Don’t compromise on quality even if they come at an inflated price.
N95 MASK PRICE IN INDIA
N95 MASK PRICES ARE RISING!
Mask companies are increasing the prices as they see a surge in demand. Its time for them to make profits and they are doing just the same. Its better you buy one in advance and keep it handy. Who knows prices in India increase greatly with just a single death if reported. Just like with onions, the profiteers leave no opportunity to mint money. N99 Masks from GrinHealth are little costly but provide excellent protection. China is facing shortage of N95 masks and has sought India’s help.
But, India banned the export of N95 masks for Coronavirus outbreak to China. This was done so that there is no shortage in India. Lately, there has been some relaxation and Indian planes have delivered best mask for Coronavirus. I’ve seen companies increasing the N95 mask prices steeply in last few days.
- Keep washing your hands frequently especially if you are in a infection prone area. Washing is just not rinsing with water. Use antiseptic soaps and generate good foam.
- Do not forget to wash hands after touching lift buttons, door knobs or keypads. We know it can be a tough task so keep a Hand Sanitizers in pocket.
- Please avoid eating sea-food till the disease is confirmed to have subsided.
- Increase the intake of lukewarm water and keep your throat moist.
- Drinking warm milk with turmeric powder boosts immunity.
- Apply mustard oil into the nostril walls and if possible put a few drops inside too.
- Do not visit animal or fish markets. Stay very far from dirty and diseased animals.
- Say No to handshaking. Everyone should understand the reason for it and if not politely explain them.
As the nCoV virus spreads through the countries, the WhatsApp university is buzzing with Gyan! Do not blindly trust what all is being shared there. Following are some of the fake remedies doing the rounds.
“Here we mention the proper way to use a surgical mask. There are two ways to use a surgical mask. First is to wear the Colored/Green Side Out. This is to be followed when you are sick. This way you can prevent spreading your germs. Second way is to wear the White/Light Side Out. This is for the times when you are not sick and want self-protection against germs.”
In Thailand, Facebook posts ask you to apply petroleum jelly around the nostrils. This is completely a false claim. People should follow safety precautions rather than doing bizarre stuff.
Another fake news claims that the virus was created by the US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The viral message also has a screenshot of the patent. Let me apprise you that the patent was granted for a cure of SARS Coronavirus in 2002-03.
NO SIGNS OF CORONAVIRUS ABATING!
Coronavirus cases are still being reported worldwide. Have you heard of any Chinese strain or mutation or any new outbreak in China? No! Hmm, you should feel suspicion. 32,887,767 cases (and growing) in USA is a testament that no matter how developed a country is, its people are susceptible to the virus. People in these countries did not take this disease seriously. They continued with their business as usual thinking it only affects old-aged people.
- Over 586,820 deaths have happened so far in the USA. Some health official had predicted at the start of the pandemic itself that over 2,00,000 people could die. At that time it seemed so unlikely but unfortunately the toll has surpassed the estimates long back.
I’ve noticed people wearing masks start feeling discomfort around the ears. No matter how comfortable a mask’s loops are, prolonged wearing can be troublesome. Women who have long hair and wear ear ornaments face difficulties. Even kids who are so active, the mask finds it hard to stay put! For this I suggest wearing a Head Strap for a comfortable fit. It would help release the pressure behind the ear lobes and secure a good seal.
This strap works with any mask and any size. Highly recommended for kids masks for Coronavirus.
SOME MYTHS DEBUNKED
MYTH#1 Dogs And Cats Can Spread The Virus
Owners of pets need not worry. At this time there is no evidence to show that Coronavirus can spread via pets. It is suspected that this disease has made its way from bats to humans. Coronavirus is a family of viruses which can infect animals including pets. However, the virus does not transmit from pets to humans and vice versa.
However, masks for pets are available to protect them from pollution.
MYTH#2 Take Antibiotics To Control It
Antibiotics are useless to treat viral infections, they always have been. Antibiotics work against bacteria and not viruses. Anyone suffering from Coronavirus symptoms should resist the urge to self-medication. Without losing any time, one should seek medical advice. Not doing this, the patient is posing to risk to his family and everyone around.
MYTH#3 Herbal & Home Remedies Can Cure Coronavirus
Even China is learnt to have tested their traditional medication. But, with the disease quickly taking shape of a pandemic such herbal remedies are of no use. There is no news of these concoctions or syrups to work. Messages suggesting saline gargles or eating garlic abound these days.
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Since this is a new virus stain altogether, there are no vaccines at this time anywhere. Lets hope the world sees a breakthrough in medicines for Coronavirus quickly.
MYTH#4 You Are Doomed As There Is No Cure
This is not true. As you can see for yourself that out so many infection cases, deaths are few. The fatality rate at this time is 3.4%. Which means a little over 3 persons die if a 100 are infected. Men and women over 60 years of age are the main sufferers. Men have more chances of dying than women as per the statistics. Moreover, countries are already about to mass produce vaccines and trials are underway. Russia has even started administering its citizens with a vaccine.
ADVICE FOR COMING DAYS
We would suggest you to restrict unnecessary travel to other countries especially those bearing the most brunt of Coronavirus. Even within the country do no be a part of any big gathering with strangers. Follow all precautions which I am sure you know well by now. The responsibility to stop this infection from killing more and more people is a collective one. Governments can’t stop an infected person from sneezing near you.
HOW QUICKLY CORONAVIRUS SPREADS?
The rate at which an infection spreads is determined by how quickly it spreads from one person to another. In this aspect Coronavirus is proving to be very contagious. According to statistics, each infected person is transmitting the virus to between 1.5 and 3.5 people. This is a very serious number, let me tell you. For example, person A who is infected can transmit it to B,C,D. Now, B/C/D would be further spreading the virus to 9 more people. This chain reaction continues and the count of infected people rises rapidly. This is the only reason why once Coronavirus reaches a country, the cases emerge quickly.
HOW LONG BEFORE SYMPTOMS APPEAR?
There is now sufficient data available through all cases of Coronavirus infection worldwide. Stats show that the incubation period could be as low as 2 days. In some cases, there could be no trace of any disease until 14 days. Read the last line again. A person could already be carrying and spreading the virus for the last 14 days and he doesn’t even know. This is why I feel why the WHO sermon that “Masks Are Not Necessary For Healthy People” is downright foolish.
FINAL WORDS – BEST MASK FOR CORONAVIRUS INDIA
As of now, Coronavirus impacted countries and territories stand at 218. The number of cases reported has touched 121,956,311 cases today. As the cases keep piling up, China is bound to be boycotted from the International community. People showing signs of this infection have all been to China for work or other assignments. Masks are only a part of the prevention against Coronavirus. Please do not think that just wearing a mask makes you 100% safe. We have listed so many other things above. No one should ignore any of the above to keep infections at bay.
CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL AND COUNTRY-WISE CASES
The gist of the article is to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Proper isolation of patients with flu like symptoms is very important. It would be unfair to expect that only governments would do the requisite. The onus to prevent the spread of the infection is on all of us.
It would be apt to say that people can do their countries a favor by not visiting China. Businessmen who often visit China for trade deals should avoid going there. Their businesses may take a hit but it would be worse hit if the Coronavirus makes its way into their countries. Surgical masks or N95 masks both are effective against the virus. Prevention is better than cure! A N95 mask cost nothing as compared to the suffering and expenditure in case of an infection!
Dr. Atul Tiwari says
N95 masks are available in a range from Re 50 to Re 140. How to choose! Is price a criteria
Hello Dr. Atul.. I have not seen any masks costing as low as Rs. 50. If at all they are available whats the need to go for such masks wherein you would always be sceptical at the back of your mind. Better quality masks range from atleast 200 to 400 Rs and go upto Rs. 2000 incase of some N99 masks.
Dr Kanika says
Very well written article!
nice article.need more like these for proper novel corona virus awareness.
Calm Waters says
What are voluntary bodies of WHO and others gathering funds for help,doing.Why can they not get people to prepare suitable masks for the poor .If this reaches the masses in towns, villages, cities of Delhi will be hazardous.
Greet with Namaste, shaking hands has become monotonous.Lets change for better.
Patients be kept away from the rest to avoid spread.
suggest some local plant that can boiled and used as sanitizer
Will burning of camphor purify air?
Govt. should get fumigation or similarbact to destroy CoronaVirus in the air.
Precautions in metros, buses , etc.
Will the rain worsen it or wash it down?
United nations and so to speak any of its wings like the WHO are good for nothing.
Please explain why a P100 mask would not be preferable to the N95 or the N100. Wouldn’t the P100 last longer than the N95 in an oil free environment? Thank you for the excellent article.
P100 masks, contrary to your belief have lesser life as compared to N95 masks. P100 masks must be discarded after 40 hours of aggregate usage. Moreover, P100 masks are made of a denser material which renders it pretty difficult to breathe in. For protection against viruses, masks have to be worn day-in/out outdoors, which is detrimental to ones health to bear breathing resistance for long duration. Lastly, unless you already have a P100 mask lying in your garage or toolbox, and you want to utilize it, there’s no point in using them against viruses. N95 masks are more than sufficient and cheaper as compared to P100 masks. You can refer to https://www.airswacch.com/p95-vs-n95-r95-p99-n99-r…00-n100-respirator-masks/ for exhaustive detail on the topic.