This post highlights the importance of using the Best Mask for Coronavirus. Since a month, all News channels are flashing updates of the Coronavirus outbreak. 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. But, since a month, a blast of new cases has happened around 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 are 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.
WHO has already declared Coronavirus outbreak as a global epidemic (pandemic). Sight of infected people just falling like a dried leaf is shocking! N95 Mask price is nothing when compared to your well-being. In the past one month, cases have increased greatly outside China. And as if Coronavirus was not enough, now some Hantavirus has also emerged in China!
Updated – MARCH 30 09:0 PM IST
BEST MASK FOR CORONAVIRUS
No country has been left untouched by the Coronavirus. Even relatively uninhabited regions like Greenland has seen cases. The time to be complacent and see people die in other countries is far over. The disease has spread to all continents of the world! Countries have already started working on its containment on a war footing. Complete areas where cases occur are being locked down and quarantined. So, no country is left untouched by the risks at this time. 3M N95 Masks are popular masks in INDIA. Governments are alert and regulating mask and ventilator exports. Airports are scanning people returning from foreign lands and not just China now.
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 also seems to be extra soft on China.
Instead of apologizing to the international community, China has the audacity to now 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. Otherwise how can it think of a vaccine so soon! It has a magic wand or something? The best of the best minds and even the most advanced countries would need atleast a year for that. This virus is definitely the witchcraft of China. SHAME ON YOU 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 March 30, total Coronavirus cases stand at over 742,283. The majority have been identified in USA now. The Coronavirus death toll has crossed 35,339 by Monday 30th March. How ill-fated those people would have been! The virulence is alarming and people visiting to China must postpone it if cancelling is not possible. Interestingly, over 66% of the victims are men.
How Does Coronavirus Spread?
Unlike any other viral infection, Coronavirus infection is not an airborne disease. 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 if the infected person sneezes openly, rubs his nose or eyes and then shakes hands with a healthy person. Even if droplets from his sneezing are lying on a surface can be menacing. Wash your hands frequently and do not touch your face. 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 3.6 % 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%.
1071 people have been infected in India. 47 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. 29 people have died so far due to Coronavirus. 100 have fully recovered. India has been locked down for 21 days from 25th.
Deaths from Coronavirus has already surpassed deaths due to SARS. There is no end in sight as cases are being identified in even far-off countries. USA has now overtaken China with the most number of cases. Italy, Spain, France and Germany are also reeling. 10,779 deaths have been reported in Italy, the most in any country so far. Italy has long surpassed the death toll of China. Seems Italy has let things get out of hand. Next is Spain which has seen 7,340 deaths from the disease. I wish these were the medal tallies from a sporting event.
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.
- Systemic Fever
- 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.
- Decreased power of smell.
- Subdued ability to taste.
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.
Are People Outside Of China At Risk?
Yes, now Coronavirus has spread to over 199 countries and territories. A huge spike in number of cases are being reported daily from outside China. There is now hardly any country left whose nationals are safe. Even if they are till now, its only a matter of days. China moved swiftly to quarantine its infected people and has somehow controlled it now . But, other countries are reeling with the infection now. We know how China is an expert in doing things quickly and at a large scale. They have even constructed some hospitals at Hubei in 10 days! Whatever may have been intentions behind creating this virus, the whole world is bearing the brunt. Italy is another country which has reported the highest 97,689 cases after China.
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. If this virus outbreak happens then God is the sole savior. We know how inefficient and lax the health machinery is in this region. Air India has already brought back many Indians from other countries. Some days back India panicked when a few passengers who came back from Italy tested positive. They are known to have infected many other en route and in the hotel.
So, why take chances. Already avoid eating outside and visiting crowded places as if the disease is already here. Use Hand Sanitizers as much as possible these days. Look for alcohol based sanitizers with over 50% w/v alcohol. Stop shaking hands 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.
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 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 being reported from Europe now. Cases are declining in mainland China but flaring up in other countries. Hence why to leave any stone unturned in taking necessary precautions. 144,410 cases in USA is a testament that how important quarantine or precautions are. People in these countries did not take this disease seriously. They continued with their business as usual thinking it only affects old-aged people.
- 2600 deaths so far in the USA.
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.
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 199. The number of cases reported has touched 742,283 cases today. All the cases have something to do with China indirectly. 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.
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 incase of an infection!