Because of the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, you probably heard by now of N95 respirator masks. They can be very beneficial for the general population to prevent getting or spreading the virus, and lifesaving for the medical staff and other frontline workers. But now you probably also seen ads or heard people talking about N99 or R95 masks. Are they better?
With the coronavirus taking over the world, the interest in surgical masks and respirators increased significantly, since they are among the few methods of prevention and protection. While the types of masks look pretty similar, they are quite different and can sometimes make the difference between life and death.
We all know by now that not everyone responds the same to the new coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease. Some people get the virus and have no symptoms at all, others only have minor symptoms similar to a cold, others have severe breathing problems while others end up dying. It’s the same when it comes to the transmission of the disease, and it seems that some people spread the virus way more than others.
The name COVID-19 comes from “CoronaVirus Disease 2019” and is a major disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (most commonly referred to as the “coronavirus”). The pandemic has spread in all countries of the world and these are the symptoms.
The coronavirus is spreading very fast across the globe, and unfortunately, more and more people are dying from the COVID-19. The media coverage is huge, and most of the times you see people with masks on their faces. But are they really effective against the virus? Find out more in this article.