KN95 Respirator Medical Mask – Headband Style – Pack of 10 (On the CDC approved list)
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The headband style Powecom KN95 respirator medical mask, is made of a multi-layer filtration system of non-woven breathable fibers and is utilized globally. This specific model is the headband style KN95 from Guangzhou Powecom Labor Insurance Supplies Co., LTD., and is FDA authorized for use in healthcare settings by HCP during the COVID-19 public health emergency: FDA authorized respirators should be used in accordance with CDC recommendations.
(On the CDC approved list)
Pack of 10
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do face medical masks work?
CDC experts say recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals who have the coronavirus don’t have any symptoms (in other words they’re “asymptomatic”). And furthermore, those who eventually develop symptoms (or those who are “pre-symptomatic”) can spread the virus to others before they show any symptoms.
“The coronavirus can spread among people who are less than 6 feet apart, whether that’s by talking to one another, coughing or sneezing,” Dr. Hamilton explains. “This holds true even if none of those people notice symptoms commonly reported with COVID-19, like fever, shortness of breath or coughing.” Dr. Hamilton says a cloth mask will not prevent you from breathing in respiratory droplets that carry a virus, like COVID-19. But it will help to protect others from you if you happen to be infected, with or without symptoms. Furthermore, cloth masks help to reinforce social distancing and good cough etiquette, which ultimately will help to slow how far the virus spreads.
Cloth masks can also prevent you from touching your face, and can be a visual reminder to practice social distancing, Dr. Hamilton adds.
When is it important to wear a medical mask?
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public settings where compliance with physical distancing measures may be difficult to achieve and maintain. This is key in areas where community-based transmission is high.
This includes, but is not limited to, settings such as:
- grocery stores
- hospitals and other healthcare settings
- job sites, especially if physical distancing measures aren’t feasible
If we’re practicing social distancing, do we still need to wear medical masks?
A mnemonic that Chin-Hong likes is the “Three W’s to ward off COVID-19:” wearing a mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance.
“But of the three, the most important thing is wearing a mask,” he said. Compared to wearing a mask, cleaning your iPhone or wiping down your groceries are “just distractors.” There’s little evidence that fomites (contaminated surfaces) are a major source of transmission, whereas there is a lot of evidence of transmission through inhaled droplets, said Chin-Hong.
“You should always wear masks and socially distance,” said Rutherford. “I would be hesitant to try to parse it apart. But, yes, I think mask wearing is more important.”