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22/Aug/2021

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17/Aug/2021

Aug 17, 2021 – Health
By Marisa Fernandez

Experts warn it’s time to invest in higher-quality masks with a tight fit in the wake of the Delta variant, especially among the unvaccinated like children and other vulnerable populations.

Why it matters: Much of the public health message has been to persuade people to wear any mask let alone which kind to buy. Mask quality hasn’t been explained well enough, Michael Osterholm said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.

  • “A cloth mask surely can give you some protection. But it’s not the kind of protection that you’ll get when you use a much more effective mask. We have not talked about that nearly enough,” he said.

The big picture: Fashioning cloth masks at the beginning of the pandemic was better than no protection at the time while keeping N95s available for health care workers.

  • But now, with crowds becoming more prevalent, soft returns to the office and in-person school ahead, some health departments lately have asked their communities to check if their masks are still in good condition and to consider wearing an N95 or KN95 based on the exposure time and other high-risk scenarios.

What’s happening: Demand for different mask varieties has soared over the past few weeks after COVID-19 cases surged due to Delta and mask guidance was reinstated regardless of vaccination status, per CBS News.

  • N95 and KN95 are the most effective, followed by surgical masks and then cloth masks that have a double layer.
  • N95s are not available for children and would not be comfortable for all-day wear, Tina Tan a pediatrician at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, tells Axios. But they should be sent to school with a mask that has two or more layers.

But, but, but: Plenty of infectious disease experts say they care far more about whether a kid is wearing a mask or not, rather than what kind.

Be smart: The CDC has an online guide of approved N95 masks by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as well as tips for spotting counterfeit ones. Non-profit Project N95 also provides links to reputable PPE sellers.

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10/Jan/2020

 

CAREMATES NITRILE is the glove of choice for home health care of your loved ones going through chemotherapy.

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  • Meets ASTM F1671 for Viral Penetration
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  • Quality Alternative to Latex Gloves
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20/Dec/2019

Germ Busters brand keeps you safe anywhere you go. Whether traveling to and from work or school, taking a vacation, or spending a leisurely weekend, our convenient Germ Busters Infection Protection Product Line provides the protection you need.

Our CareMates Germ Busters Infection Protection TRAVEL KIT is the perfect answer to convenient infection protection. The kit includes:

– A pair of Nitrile gloves
– One disinfectant surface wipe
– Two BZK antiseptic hand wipes
– One flat-fold N95 face mask

The CareMates Germ Busters Antiseptic Hand Wipes contain 20 individual packets of BZK antiseptic hand wipes.


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Shepard Medical Products has been an industry leader in the field of Infection Protection for the medical and food industries since 1986. Throughout the company’s history, Shepard has enjoyed progressive, steady growth by providing the highest quality, infection control solutions to our customers.

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