What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a virus strain, one of coronavirus ,first identified and has only spread in people since December 2019.
Health experts are closely monitoring the situation because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.
How does COVID-19 spread and what are the symptoms?
COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets, which means to become infected; people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Symptoms of COVID-19 appear within two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing.
How can I best protect myself?
Practice the following:
- Wear a face mask when being out of your house. This will reduce the chance of being effected by 75%.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15-20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Standard household cleansers and wipes are effective in cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting vaccinated, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antiviral if prescribed.
Should I wear a face mask? Will that help protect me?
You should wear a facemask when you are out in the public area or around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. People who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
This will reduce the chance of being effected by 75%, according to “Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households” a scientific study by School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
What type of facemask do you supply?
3M v-1805: This health care particulate respirator and surgical mask helps provide respiratory protection against certain airborne particles. As a disposable particulate respirator, it is intended to help reduce wearer exposure to certain airborne particles including those generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other powered medical instruments, As a surgical mask, it is designed to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials.
N95/KN95 Respirator : The most common and affordable mask are known that the N95 respirator . Despite being very affordable, the N95 are always among the top performing masks for Particulate Matter (i.e. PM2.5 Air Pollution). One of the great advantage for the N95 model is to be foldable, so that you can always take one with you without it taking much space. It filters no less than 95% non-oil particles, and no less than 99% of bacteria.
Disposal Medical face masks: very affordable but it catches no less than 98% bacteria. In terms of dealing with airborne viruses, its effect is close to that of N95 masks, which can reduce the risk of infection by 75% .
How to buy?
Visit the website facemaskbuying, choose the products to fit you, complete the payment.
How about the delivery? How long does it take to reach me?
We post USPS international parcels within 12-36 hours after confirmation of you order and payment. The transportation will take 10 to 14 working days. If you wish to receive the parcel earlier, we may also send with DHL, the delivery time will shorten to 3 to 5 days . The parcel information can be tracked at the www.17track.net.
During the COVID-19 period, shipments can be significantly delayed.
What should I do when face masks are not enough?
Over 55 degree Celsius hot air can destroy corona virus. Therefore, put your coat and face mask into the cloth dryer, set to 70°C for about 30 minutes. The masks can be reuse. When put off your coat and mask, remember to wash your hands no shorter than 20 seconds with water and soap.
Note: Masks catch particles with Static electricity. So DO NOT wash them with water or alcohol, otherwise the filter effect will largely decline.
Treatment of coronavirus disease ( The views of World Health Organization )
If you feel sick you should rest, drink plenty of fluid, and eat nutritious food. Stay in a separate room from other family members, and use a dedicated bathroom if possible. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Everyone should keep a healthy lifestyle at home. Maintain a healthy diet, sleep, stay active, and make social contact with loved ones through the phone or internet. Children need extra love and attention from adults during difficult times. Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible.
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, or confused during a crisis. Talking to people you trust, such as friends and family, can help. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counsellor.
If you have mild symptoms and are otherwise healthy, self-isolate and contact your medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice.
Seek medical care if you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. Call in advance.
Where do I get the latest information about corona virus?
We encourage everyone to regularly visit these sites for up-to-the-minute, reputable information.
CDC Pandemic Flu Resource Page
World Health Organization