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KN95 Masks

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KN95 Face Mask is KN95 and European FFP2 certified, similar to the American N95 certified mask. If N95 masks are not available this is the next best option.

KN95 is an industrial manufacturing standard meaning the masks are effective against 95 percent of particles with a mass median diameter of 0.3 micrometers or larger. Properly worn masks can protect very well against PM10, PM2.5, and smaller particles. BFE>95% (Bacterial filtration efficiency)

• MEDICAL GRADE MATERIALS • HIGHLY EFFICIENT FILTRATION • OPTIMAL COMFORT

The KN95 Face Mask can help reduce exposure to biological substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Please note however that wearing a mask cannot eliminate the risk of infection as it depends on the proper fit of the wearer.

  • Pollen – The KN95 Face Mask Al can protect you from pollen. Our filter has an efficiency of above 95% at 0.3 pm particle size, whereas normal pollen particles are about 10 – 1000 pm in size.
  • Animal Allergens – The KN95 Face Mask can protect you from animal allergens. Efficiency of above 95% at 0,3 pm particle size, whereas animal allergen particles are about 5 – 10 pm in size.
  • Size: 175 x 95mm Quantity 5 PCS/Bag
  • We are unable to accept returns on this item –

KN95 masks are available here – more information on them

  • Meets or exceeds CN Standard GB2626-2006
  • KN95 mask NOT an N95 respirator
  • It is a 5 layer mask compared to the 4 layer masks normally available in the market
  • KN95 Masks do not create as strong of a seal around the edge of the mask like a N95 Respirator does
  • KN95 is a Chinese certification similar to the American N95 and European FFP2 certifications
  • Click here to view 3M’s Technical Specifications for KN95 and N95
  • KN95 is an industry-standard and means that the mask provides the intended effectiveness of filtering 95 percent of particles with a mass median diameter of 0.3 micrometers

WARNING: This mask does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection. Change immediately if contaminated with blood or body fluid.

Infrared Thermometer

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Infrared Thermometers

Fever is not only one of the most prominent symptoms of Coronavirus infection but also one of the earliest. An infected person may have elevated temperature without being aware of it or having any other symptoms, therefore temperature screening of people whether they
be shoppers, travelers or employees is vital to secure any space- office, mall or otherwise.

An Infrared Thermometer is a device which measures the temperature of the a person without contact by collecting and measuring the infra red rays emitted by the person. All warm objects radiate heat to the environment in the form of infra-red rays. These thermometers sometimes also have a laser which gives it a gun like appearance. The sole function of the laser is to work as a pointer to indicate which part of the body (Usually forehead or wrist) is being focused on!

Infrared thermometers may be part of thermal cameras which can track multiple people at the same time with or without face recognition or the more ubiquitous laser gun operated by a guard or receptionist. Modern Infrared Thermometers provide reliable and accurate readings of body temperature.

Even one infected person in a closed space has the capacity to infect many other people in the same space. Increasingly infrared thermometers are becoming an indispensable hygiene tool for secure and well maintained offices, malls, cinema halls or even countries where the incoming traveler must not only go through physical and X Ray security but also Infra Red Ray security!

Vaccines Update – 16 June 2020

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Vaccine

Moderna – Phase II
Moderna’s mRNA vaccine was tried on eight people in May, but experts gave a lukewarm response to its results. Part of Operation Warp Speed — a US govt programme funding five vaccines — the American company is eyeing Phase III trials in July and hopes to have vaccines ready by early 2021.

BioNTech – Phase I, Phase II
Another Warp Speed project. German company BioNTech is collaborating with USbased Pfizer and Chinese drug maker Fosun Pharma to develop an mRNA vaccine. Pfizer announced human trials in May, and hopes to have a few million doses for emergency use in Dec 2020.

Imperial College London – Phase I, Phase II
Imperial College London researchers have developed a ‘self-amplifying’ RNA vaccine, which boosts production of a viral protein to stimulate the immune system. They began Phase I/II trials on June 15 and have partnered with Morningside Ventures to manufacture and distribute the vaccine through a new company called VacEquity Global Health.

Inovio – Phase I
In May, American company Inovio published a study showing that their DNA-based vaccine produces antibodies in mice. Phase I trials are underway in the United States and will start in South Korea at the end of June.

Novavax – Phase I, Phase II
In May, US-based Novavax started Phase I/II trials on a vaccine made up of microscopic particles carrying fragments of coronavirus proteins. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is investing $384 million in the project.

Clover Biopharmaceuticals – Phase I
Clover Biopharmaceuticals has developed a vaccine containing a protein from coronaviruses. The vaccine would be taken in conjunction with a so-called adjuvant, made by British drugmaker GSK, to further stimulate the immune system.

BCG Vaccine – Phase III
The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine was developed in the early 1900s to protect against tuberculosis. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia is conducting a Phase III trial with it, and several other trials are underway to see if the vaccine partly protects against the coronavirus.

University of Oxford – Phase II, Phase III
Supported by Operation Warp Speed, the University of Oxford and the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca are developing a vaccine based on a chimpanzee adenovirus called ChAdOx1. It is going into phase II/III testing in England and Brazil, and may be ready.

CanSino Bio – Phase II
Chinese company CanSino Biologics is testing a vaccine based on the Ad5 adenovirus, in partnership with the Institute of Biology at the country’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences. In May, they published a paper in the Lancet — the first time Phase I trial data from any Covid-19 vaccine appeared in a scientific journal.

Sinovac – Phase I, Phase II
This private Chinese firm is testing an inactivated vaccine called CoronaVac. On June 13, it announced that Phase I/II trials on 743 volunteers found no severe adverse effects and produced an immune response. Sinovac is readying for Phase III trials in China and Brazil.

Sinopharm Phase I, Phase II
State-owned Chinese company Sinopharm has started Phase I/II trials on two inactivated vaccine viruses. The company has announced it has built a facility in Beijing to make up to 200 million doses per year.

Institute of Medical Biology – Phase I
Researchers at the Institute of Medical Biology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, which has invented vaccines for polio and hepatitis A, are running a Phase I trial of an inactivated virus vaccine for Covid-19 for emergency use by October.

All that You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Prevention

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. We have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions

Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar intake, with some saying we should cut out sugar completely. But is it really that bad for our health? While a review paper from the World Health Organization notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

Woman outside during the Covid19 Pandemic

Behavior

There are many different types, including glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose and sucrose. Some of these sugars, such as glucose, fructose and lactose, occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and other foods. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

Strategy

The most common sources of added sugars include soft drinks, cakes, pies, chocolate, fruit drinks and desserts. Just a single can of cola can contain up to 7 tsps of added sugar, while an average-sized chocolate bar can contain up to 6 tsps. Please visit https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 for more details.

Busy street before the pandemic

Treatment

It is added sugars that have been cited as a contributor to many health problems. In December 2014, MNT reported on a study in the journal Open Heart claiming added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium. And in February 2014, a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) associated high added sugar intake with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium

Research

A 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increases weight gain in both children and adults, while a review paper from the World Health Organization (WHO) notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

Top 10 things for keeping kids safe from COVID-19 as the world opens up

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As the world slowly begins to open up, the virus is still out there and you need to take extreme measures in order for you and your kids to be safe. The horrendous pandemic has unfurled like wildfire over the past few months, and though counties have slowly begun to reach stage 3 and above, you and your loved ones still need to be cautious. Ask yourselves “What can my kids and I do everyday to ensure that we stay safe?”   Below are 10 things to do in order to ensure that you and your kids are not infected by the COVID-19 virus.

1. If you hear your kid sneeze or cough, take action!

It’s easy to undermine the slightest cough or sneeze, or even when your kid tells you they have a headache in order to evade going to school. Unfortunately the times have changed, you will never know if a cough is due to choking on water or a symptom of Covid; you’ll never know whether your kids headache is psychosomatic or an upcoming fever. So avoid the anticipatory anxiety and take action. Keep your loved ones at home and check their temperature often, and contact an on call nurse. These actions will not only prevent others from falling ill, but also protect your child from the infectious environment. 

Masks are yours and your kids’ best friends

2. Emphasize the importance of wearing a mask, and carrying one just in case

Nowadays masks are yours and your kids best friends. Yes masks are incredibly uncomfortable, and can be lost easily, that does not change the fact that they can save your life. If the masks you own are uncomfortable, it probably is not the right size, or material. To read more about what kind of masks you should wear CLICK HERE. This is the question you should be asking yourself: are cloth masks good enough for me or my child? There are other masks that are far more better than just an ordinary cloth mask. Try to see if you can get hold of a KN95 mask that is a lot more effective. 

Woman outside during the Covid19 Pandemic

3. Check your kids temperature

Find the most efficient thermometer and check you and your child’s temperature often. You must be wondering what the best thermometer you should buy? To learn more about infrared thermometers click here

4. Give your kids 2 water bottles

One of the fastest ways that Coronavirus can spread is through saliva, and unfortunately kids love to share. After all, sharing is caring, but not anymore. Give your children 2 water bottles in order to evade them sharing with other children. Once the tiresome school days begin, your kids will have a backup of water. Remind your children not to use the water fountains around school, as they are full of germs and possibly even COVID-19.

5. Emphasize the importance of Hand sanitizer, and even give them a bottle

The reason that hand sanitizers are out of stock in all major stores is because the alcohol in it kills the lipids that protects the virus, which in turn destroys the virus. Sanitizers are crucial during this period of time, especially if people don’t have access to washing their hands. Reinforce the importance of using hand sanitizer after your child touches anything. Another common question asked is “Should I wear my gloves in my regular work place/school?” Even if you do use gloves, make sure you and your child sanitize or wash their hands after you use them.

MOST IMPORTANT! Confide in your kids

6. Encourage your children to speak up 

Children often have a hard time saying no to their peers. For example, if your child’s friend is dying of thirst, your child will most likely share their water with them. This would generally be looked as a selfless act, however, now it just endangers not only your child’s friend, but also your child. Teach your children how to say no to certain situations that will put them and others at risk. To do so, give them scenarios, such as the thirsty friend in need of water. In fact, play out the scenario. Ask your child for water and if they offer you their own mention how you might be sick, and see how they react. Doing this often will encourage your children to say no, but politely. 

7.  Explain that the virus can affect anyone. 

Yes the virus spread from China, but that does not mean that every Chinese person has the virus. The truth is, that this virus can affect any race, gender, age and sexuality. Make sure you don’t influence your children with your views as they can possibly put them in danger. 

8. Teach your kids the proper way to wash their hands

Soap does the same job as hand sanitizer, in fact it’s more effective. 

9. Enforce no touching of hands to  face 

Your kids hands have the most germs and could possibly even contain COVID-19, touching their faces without washing them properly could result in the virus going directly into your child’s system. Enforce washing hands as it will save your kids life. 

10. MOST IMPORTANT! Confide in your kids

This is a stressful time for everyone, it can cause depression and anxiety, even in your little ones. Talk to your children, tell them your emotions. This will encourage your kids to feel as though they can confide in you. During quarantine, you and your kids are spending all day together. This means that communication is key, be there for them, support them through all feelings, and they’ll do the same for you. 

Make sure to follow these 10 steps and keep you and your kids safe! 

The Coronavirus Hospital Crisis and What to Do to Avoid It

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Prevention

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. We have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions

Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar intake, with some saying we should cut out sugar completely. But is it really that bad for our health? While a review paper from the World Health Organization notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

Woman outside during the Covid19 Pandemic

Behavior

There are many different types, including glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose and sucrose. Some of these sugars, such as glucose, fructose and lactose, occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and other foods. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

Strategy

The most common sources of added sugars include soft drinks, cakes, pies, chocolate, fruit drinks and desserts. Just a single can of cola can contain up to 7 tsps of added sugar, while an average-sized chocolate bar can contain up to 6 tsps. Please visit https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 for more details.

Busy street before the pandemic

Treatment

It is added sugars that have been cited as a contributor to many health problems. In December 2014, MNT reported on a study in the journal Open Heart claiming added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium. And in February 2014, a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) associated high added sugar intake with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium

Research

A 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increases weight gain in both children and adults, while a review paper from the World Health Organization (WHO) notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

Oximeters

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Coronavirus affects the lung cells and also the blood vessels in the lung causing the air sacs in the lung where the blood passing through very thin blood vessels gains oxygen from the inhaled air and loses carbon dioxide to the exhaled air. Patients with coronavirus may have extensive areas of pneumonia due to the collapse of these air sacs and dangerously low blood oxygen levels (hypoxia) without an elevation of blood carbon dioxide levels. This gives rise to what is now being called “Happy Hypoxia” or “Silent Hypoxia” as the patient does not feel any discomfort or difficulty in breathing but still has dangerously low blood oxygen levels and can decompensate frighteningly rapidly.

Oximeter is emerging as the New Thermometer

An Oximeter is a device which passes light through the finger (usually) or an ear lobe and then measures the amount of oxygen in the blood. Some oximeters will also give you your pulse rate.

This simple device has proven to be a life saver for many patients who doubted whether they had Coronavirus or the severity of their illness. Normal Blood Oxygen level is usually above 96%, between 93- 96% is considered suspicious and below 93% a sign of hypoxia. As the pressure increases on hospital beds, doctors are not only treating patients at home
using oximeters to monitor the blood oxygen levels but hospitals are beginning to discharge patients to home care with similar monitoring.

Oximeters can be helpful for triage of patients both at the hospital and at home. Oximetry not only provides a quantitative basis for making decisions it can also be used as a tool to track recovery. It is an investigation which can be conducted by the patient at her own
house by herself as many times a day as required.


Early detection via oximetry can enable the patient to seek care earlier and thus decrease the chance of being put on a ventilator (which can itself leave long lasting consequences) or worse!


Countries with the lowest death rates due to coronavirus like Germany have not only adopted effective contact tracing and testing but also aggressive monitoring of symptoms of patients specially oximetry. The Oximeter is emerging as the New Thermometer– providing an objective measurement of a vital parameter which cannot be accurately assessed subjectively. It can be the difference between life and death.

Coronavirus Symptoms: What Are They and Should I See a Doctor?

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Prevention

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. We have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions

Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar intake, with some saying we should cut out sugar completely. But is it really that bad for our health? While a review paper from the World Health Organization notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

Woman outside during the Covid19 Pandemic

Behavior

There are many different types, including glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose and sucrose. Some of these sugars, such as glucose, fructose and lactose, occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and other foods. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

Strategy

The most common sources of added sugars include soft drinks, cakes, pies, chocolate, fruit drinks and desserts. Just a single can of cola can contain up to 7 tsps of added sugar, while an average-sized chocolate bar can contain up to 6 tsps. Please visit https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 for more details.

Busy street before the pandemic

Treatment

It is added sugars that have been cited as a contributor to many health problems. In December 2014, MNT reported on a study in the journal Open Heart claiming added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium. And in February 2014, a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) associated high added sugar intake with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium

Research

A 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increases weight gain in both children and adults, while a review paper from the World Health Organization (WHO) notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

Choosing the Right Mask

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In decreasing order of utility the masks rate as follows:

FFP3 > FFP2 -> FFP1 -> four-layer surgical -> three-layer surgical mask made of spun bond.

All things being equal, the best option for protecting against a viral infection is a respirator with a protection class of at least FFP3 (P3) with an exhalation valve and a shutter for a snug fit to the face. Some examples: UVEX 2310-2312, 3310, 5310,
5310+, 5320+, 7313, 7333, 7310-7312-7315-7320-7330; 3M 8833, 8835+. If it is not possible to find these, look at least at one with a non-return valve (but also FFP3), such as 3M 9332 + K113P/8132/9153R/9153RS

To learn more read on…..

Important information you need to understand to be able to choose and use respiratory protection properly:

  1. Disposable respirators of the type described in this review are truly disposable, but there is the possibility of sterilizing them and prolonging their service life.
  2. Respirators of the first degree of protection, FFP1, protect against rough building dust. The second degree of protection, FFP2, protects against fine dust of moderate toxicity and liquid aerosols. The third degree of protection, FFP3, protects against
    toxic and radioactive dust, spores, bacteria, and viruses (most likely from the dust and moisture droplets in which they are contained).
  3. Respirators with a valve are better than those without.
  4. If you need serious protection against something more harmful than simple dust up to 50 MPC or, especially, toxic dust and gases up to 1 MPC — look for a half mask with a more serious replaceable filter or even a full-face mask with a panoramic view.
  5. Respirators FFP1 and higher are recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. (2020, Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators). Medical masks are not recommended by the same institution (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020). 2019-nCoV: What the public should do).
  6. Medical masks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020). Understanding the Difference), are not the same as respirators.
  7. To protect against the virus, it is also desirable to protect the eyes, although the eyes are less exposed to air than the lungs.
  8. Gloves should not be neglected.

Do not forget about the proper measures for the disinfection and disposal of used protective equipment.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is not an officially approved protocol or state development. It is based on the collection and analysis of data posted in the public domain on the Internet for educational reading.

 

What You Can Do Right Now to Combat the New Coronavirus

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Taking these steps will significantly reduce your chances of getting infected with the virus responsible for Covid-19.

Background

Covid-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel virus first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019.

Spread

Covid-19 spreads when airborne virus from an infected person is inhaled into the lungs of a healthy person or when respiratory droplets from an infected person land in the nose or mouth of the healthy person.  This chances of such an infection happening go up dramatically when the infected and healthy person are closer than six feet. An infected person may not show any symptoms.

Prevention

Coronovirus lives in human lungs. To stop spread of Coronavirus we need to separate each pair of lungs from the other.

Coronavirus spreads through nose, mouth and eyes. To prevent its spread we must Protect Each Face. If each person wears good protective masks and eye wear transmission will stop.

Maintaining Social Distancing and Wearing a MASK will Significantly Reduce Your Chance of Getting infected

Woman outside during the Covid19 Pandemic

Behavior

Our workplaces need to be as clean as Surgical Operation Theaters and every worker must think of themselves as a Surgeon or Nurse and needs to observe the same protocol that Surgeons do.

We must be Meticulous and Precise, Everytime.

Strategy

Along with good PPE it is important to disinfect workplace and homes. We can

  • Disinfect surfaces with sodium hypochlorite and alcohol-based soultions.
  • Disinfect air with Ultraviolet light + HEPA based air filters
  • Disinfect air with Ultraviolet light and sodium hypochlorite steam disinfection.

Temperature and oximeter test before entry to workplace along with questionnaire and app based monitoring are a must.

Training of workers in hand washing technique, wearing, taking off and disposing masks and gloves is a must.

In addition we must ensure that:

  • Workers don’t meet outside workplace (Using Contact tracing apps, smart apps, etc)
  • Workers don’t meet each other before coming into workplace and putting on protective gear.
  • That each worker wears masks all the time in workplace otherwise severe consequences will result. This can be done through video surveillance. Anyone not wearing a mask should e considered at the same level as a terrorist.
  • Common areas including toilets and instruments are thoroughly disinfected regularly. Use Ultraviolet light in toilet between users.
  • Regular hand washing is done according to schedule.
  • Waste disposal is done by authorized agent.

Talks on psychological defenses against Coronavirus- denial, omnipotence, grandiosity, etc which make people careless will help.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) must reinforce right technique, intense monitoring, relentless implementation.

Zero tolerance for deviation from protocol should be there.

Busy street before the pandemic

Equipment

Masks and PPE to be used depend on industry.

For critical workers like ICU doctors and nurse, dentists, ENT, Ophthalmology we recommend Powered Air Respirators

N99/95 FF3 certified mask with exhalation valve should be used in less higher risk environments.

Other equipment:

  • Surgical mask may be used in normal occupations although they are not as good as the N95/99 or powered respirators
  • Nitrile gloves can be used.
  • UV based air filters
  • UV light
  • Disinfection equipment

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