More than a full year has passed since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in the United States on January 21st, 2020. In early February, the US government declared a public health emergency and the following month a national emergency was declared. In the year since then, face masks have become a routine clothing accessory for all of us.
The science behind wearing a facemask is very simple. They serve as a barrier that prevents respiratory droplets from reaching other people. A face mask helps to reduce the likelihood of contracting coronavirus or passing it on to someone else.
Many American states have implemented laws making face masks mandatory in public places such as stores. As with anything else, not all face masks are created equally. While medical-grade face masks are generally reversed for medical professionals on the front line, the advice for ordinary citizens is to wear good-quality cloth face masks.
In this blog post, we'll look at some popular cloth face masks for sale and the importance of wearing a face mask when in public.
Why Are Face Masks Important?
As noted in the introduction, face masks serve as a simple yet effective barrier. They help to protect both you and the people around you. Along with social distancing, quarantining while symptomatic, and reducing your non-essential movement, face masks have played an essential role in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
While the United States continues to roll-out its rapid vaccination program, the importance of good-quality face masks remains. You should continue to wear a face mask when in public, even if you do not feel unwell. Many people who develop contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic, yet are still capable of passing on the virus.
It is especially important to wear a face mask when in an enclosed space. COVID-19 is more likely to spread to others in indoor spaces, where there is generally more close contact and less ventilation.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has indicated that face masks may be required well into 2022. This point underscores their importance in the battle against COVID-19.
Four Cloth Face Masks for Sale
Here at Brookwood Medical, we sell effective and comfortable face masks that also look good. Here are four different options to choose from in order to stay safe in public.
KN95 Face Masks
KN95 Face Masks feature a five-layer design. It is both FDA and CE approved for 95% filtration efficiency.
It features a resistant design that is suitable for multiple wears. For comfort, the KN95 Face Masks come with an adjustable metal nose strip bracket.
The KN95 design also features a 3D foldable design, ear loops, and provides excellent sealing and fitting around the wearer's face.
KN95 Face Mask with Valve
The presence of the valve makes the KN95 Face Mask with Valve a comfortable face mask that is easier to breathe through.
In addition to easier exhalation, they can reduce overheating and carbon dioxide buildup. It is also approved for at least 95% filtration efficiency by the FDA and CE.
KN95 face masks have been approved by the World Health Organization as a safety measure against COVID-19/
Neoprene PRIMO Sports Mask
The Neoprene PRIMO Sports Mask with Ear Loop provides both comfort and safety. Featuring a 5-ply mesh material, it is available in a variety of colors.
It is designed with a double air valve that allows for easing breathing when wearing it. A study face mask, it is especially useful to wear when working out or in the gym.
Primo Mesh Sports Face Mask
The Primo Mesh Sports Face Mask with Premium Filter is, likewise, an effective face mask during exercise or prolonged periods. It features a double air valve design for easier breathing.
Along with a five-ply mesh material, this face mask is sturdy and will not slide around your face, even during vigorous activity such as running.
Benefits of Wearing a Face Mask
Earlier in this blog post, we look at the importance of wearing a face mask. Here, we're going to delve a little deeper into the science behind wearing one when in public. Various studies have looked at — and are looking into — the benefits of wearing a face mask.
One study, using a high-speed video, found that hundred of droplets are generated when we speak. These droplets can spread coronavirus from one person to another. However, the study found that when a simple covering such as a damp washcloth is used, almost all of these droplets were blocked.
For a more 'real-world' study, there is strong evidence that when masks are mandated, there follows a slowdown in daily coronavirus cases. Another study found that if 80% of the population wore face masks, this would be more effective in limiting COVID-19's spread than a strict lockdown.
Look Good, Feel Comfortable & Stay Safe With Cloth Face Masks
At Brookwood Medical, we have high-quality cloth face masks for sale at affordable prices. We offer a wide range of face masks designed to be comfortable and fashionable while keeping you safe.
A good-quality cloth mask is one of the keys to ending this global pandemic. Wearing one in public, especially in enclosed spaces, reduces your risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus.
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