Huuman Gear – Personal Protective Equipment https://huumangear.com Personal Protective Equipment Mon, 17 May 2021 21:48:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://huumangear.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cropped-Huuman-Site-Icon-100x100.jpg Huuman Gear – Personal Protective Equipment https://huumangear.com 32 32 One Year Later… https://huumangear.com/one-year-later?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=one-year-later Thu, 25 Mar 2021 22:29:39 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=1182 It has been over one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Drastic circumstances forced humans to rethink, adjust, and adapt to a different kind of normal. A year later, vaccinations are being distributed globally, but new strains of the virus have been detected. Despite this, the last 12 months have delivered some success thanks to the tremendous efforts …

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It has been over one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Drastic circumstances forced humans to rethink, adjust, and adapt to a different kind of normal. A year later, vaccinations are being distributed globally, but new strains of the virus have been detected. Despite this, the last 12 months have delivered some success thanks to the tremendous efforts of medical professionals and scientists from all ends of the globe. Here’s a recap of what the past year looked like: 

  • January 9 – The World Health Organization announces coronavirus-related pneumonia in Wuhan, China
  • January 21 – First U.S. case confirmed by CDC.  The Washington state resident tested positive a few days after he returned from Wuhan China
  • February 3 – The US declares a public health emergency
  • March 11– The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic
  • March 13 – Travel Ban on Non-US Citizens Traveling from Europe Goes into Effect 
  • March 31 – Research found that COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted Through the Eye
  • April 28 – Demographics like the young and poor in America avoid seeking medical assistance despite showing COVID-19 symptoms due to healthcare costs
  • May 12 – Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases says that the death toll is underestimated  
  • May 21 – United States and AstraZeneca Form Vaccine Deal 
  • May 28 – US COVID-19 Deaths Pass the 100,000 Mark 
  • June 10 – US COVID-19 Cases Reach 2 Million 
  • June 22 – Study Suggests 80% of Cases in March Went Undetected 
  • July 16 – US Reported a new record of 75,600 cases in a single day  
  • July 21 – Vaccines from AstraZeneca, CanSino Biologics Show Promising Results 
  • August 13 – President-elect Joe Biden Calls for 3-Month Mask Mandate 
  • August 17 – COVID-19 Now the Third-Leading Cause of Death in the US, just behind cancer and heart disease 
  • August 28 – A Nevada man becomes the first known case of COVID-19 reinfection reported in the US
  • September 16 – The vaccine distribution plan was released by the Trump Administration
  • September 23 – More contagious strains of the virus have been discovered
  • September 28 – Global COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 1 Million 
  • October 2 – President Trump and First Lady contract COVID-19 
  • October 9 – US Signs Deal with AstraZeneca 
  • November 23 – AstraZeneca reports vaccine Is 90% effective 
  • December 31 – The U.S. fails to meet the goal of distributing 20 million vaccinations by the end of the year 
  • January 30 – The U.S. surpasses 26 million COVID-19 cases
  • February 23 – The UK launches the review into “vaccine passports” to allow people who have been fully vaccinated into the country
  • March 16 – AstraZeneca vaccine is suspended in some European countries due to negative side effects.

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Double Masking https://huumangear.com/double-masking?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=double-masking Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:01:52 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=1145 The year commenced to a surge of COVID-19 cases. Now the world is preparing for a potential fourth wave of Coronavirus as the death toll rises in communities everywhere, and new variants of the virus emerge. In addition to the cautionary measures outlined by the World Health Organization, President Joe Biden signed executive orders mandating the use of face masks on federal property and urges everyone who can to get the vaccination. Despite the mass allocation of vaccinations, the distribution fails to …

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The year commenced to a surge of COVID-19 cases. Now the world is preparing for a potential fourth wave of Coronavirus as the death toll rises in communities everywhere, and new variants of the virus emerge. In addition to the cautionary measures outlined by the World Health Organization, President Joe Biden signed executive orders mandating the use of face masks on federal property and urges everyone who can to get the vaccination. Despite the mass allocation of vaccinations, the distribution fails to meet the increasing rate of infection. Furthermore, new variants of the virus have placed tremendous pressure on drug companies to keep up with the variation and find new solutions. Due to these factors, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention has buckled down on detailing specific ways in which everyone can combat the virus.  

Despite the mass allocation of vaccinations, the distribution fails to meet the increasing rate of infection. 

The CDC website emphasizes several tips to improve the use of face masks during this time. Firstly, it is important to wear a mask that fits snugly on your face. Without a well fitted mask, air droplets can leak in from the gaps on the edges of the mask. Secondly, they recommend picking a mask with layers to eliminate the possibility of respiratory droplets coming in or out. Layers decrease the spread of germs by blocking the distance they travel from your mouth to the air, and then to another person. In a logical sense, the more layers the more protection. The CDC also advises the following precautions: 

Social distance, ventilate rooms, avoid crowds, wash your hands often, and cough into a tissue or your elbow if you don’t have one handy. Moreover, because the risk of contracting COVID-19 has climbed since last year, the CDC recommends that everyone wear two masks “double-mask” when they are in public spaces or around people. According to lab tests, wearing a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask showed significant protection against germs and transmission of the virus. Though double masking is helpful in combating the virus, it can also pose a risk. This is because all masks should not be layered. The CDC recommends to double mask with the exception of when wearing N95/KN95 face masks. One N95/KN95 face mask will work just as effectively as a disposable face mask and cloth mask combined.  

Additional recommendations from the CDC include:  

  • Find a mask that offers a nose wire. This metal strip at the top of the face mask prevents air from leaking out above your mask. 
  • Consider utilizing a mask fitter or a brace over a disposable face mask to prevent air from entering in through the open spaces on the edges of the mask.  
  • Ensure that the mask fits snugly over your chin, mouth and nose. You can check if there are any air leaks by cupping your hands around the outside edges of the mask. If you can see the material on the mask move in and out as you breathe, or feel warm air exit the front of the mask, these are good tell-tale signs that your face mask is secure.   
  • Double up on protection by using a cloth mask with a thick layer of fabric, using an N95/KN95, or by doubling up on masks. If you choose the latter, put on a disposable mask first. Then put on the cloth mask or whatever second option you want (not N95/KN95). 
  • Although it’s important to protect yourself and others with face masks, you still need to see and breathe through them. Be sure that the face mask layers don’t prevent you from obtaining oxygen. It’s important to note that the air may be tighter, but you should not be struggling to breathe.  

To secure your disposable 3-ply face mask, try the Knot and Tuck method demonstrated in this video 

AVOID: 

  • Combining two disposable masks. These do not provide a tight fit on the face. Wearing more than one will not improve the security or protection you need. 
  • Combining a N95/KN95 face mask with any other mask. Most of these were designed for a snug fit with multiple layers of melt blown non-woven fabric. Doubling up on them could restrict air flow altogether. One N95/KN95 at a time is perfect. 

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New Year Same Expectations https://huumangear.com/new-year-same-expectations?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-year-same-expectations Fri, 08 Jan 2021 19:09:24 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=1140 Many people have lost and are losing their jobs, homes, and lives because of the virus. This means that all cautionary measures we took in 2020 still apply this year.

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It’s officially 2021! Last year was unpredictable, to say the least. However, we learned some valuable lessons, like the importance of our health and slowing down to appreciate the mundane moments. Among the other lessons 2020 taught us was we can’t control everything, but the things that we can control have the power to make a difference. Thanks to COVID-19, the world was turned upside down last year. In result of the coronavirus, everyone had to practice social distancing, avoid crowds and wear face masks. If we could depict 2020 exclusively through visuals, a blue disposable face mask would be front and center. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has gone nowhere other than into the year 2021 with us.

Many people have lost and are losing their jobs, homes, and lives because of the virus. This means that all cautionary measures we took in 2020 still apply this year. This means wearing a face mask should not stop. It also means that social distancing is still necessary, as is avoiding crowds in general. This means that washing your hands, covering your cough, and quarantining following a positive COVID-19 test all still needs to happen.  

“Unfortunately, covid-19 has gone nowhere other than into the year 2021 with us.”

With vaccines still en route for distribution, many are jumping to resume the life they lived pre-covid, one without the risk of potentially claiming a life due to mere exposure to sickness. This is not the way to go! Though it is a new year, expectations remain the same. As much as many of us would like to return to “normalcy,” the world doesn’t possess the means to meet that eagerness just yet. As of now, we should maintain hope and act in accordance with the guidelines set forth by medical professionals to ensure the safety of our friends, family, and ourselves.  

Our Huuman team wishes you a healthy and happy new year! Furthermore, if you need an extra reminder of what needs to be carried out, we pulled this directly from the CDC COVID-19 page: 

How to Protect Yourself When Going Out 

  • Avoid crowds. 
  • Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available. 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://huumangear.com/centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention Thu, 12 Nov 2020 23:14:44 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=1105 What is it? The CDC stands for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of the main operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the CDC is to protect American health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. No matter where a disease may stem from, it is the CDC’s job to fight it. Ideally, they want …

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What is it?

The CDC stands for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of the main operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the CDC is to protect American health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. No matter where a disease may stem from, it is the CDC’s job to fight it. Ideally, they want to prevent diseases from reaching America, however, as we have seen with the coronavirus, it was incredibly difficult to intercept. In the following weeks after the first coronavirus report in Wuhan, China last December, countries around the world began documenting outbreaks. 

COVID-19

All year long, the public has digested countless waves of information provided by health professionals, including the CDC. As research continues, more information is revealed. However, many feel that the knowledge revolving the virus is immense and researchers are barely scratching the surface. As of now, there is yet a vaccine available and the race to secure one proceeds. Plenty of false information circulates around the web and amongst communities, which makes it is incredibly necessary to check the facts and follow the professionals. During these challenging times, the CDC maintains their research and their duty to provide detailed instructions on how to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  

Most of what you have heard about the virus is information your informant has derived from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everything regarding social distancing, handwashing, wearing face masks and covers is well-researched information published by the CDC that circulated across the media and onto your news feed. Based off disease and virus outbreaks in the past, the CDC has often followed a similar course of action. Usually, the CDC will conduct thorough research using information from the population with the virus. They then implement public health laws passed by congress. Through federal regulations, or rules, the laws are put into action. The CDC and federal agencies alike will distribute the rules. These federal regulations provide citizens with detailed information specifying requirements of how the law should be applied.  

History & Work

The CDC started out in a small building in Atlanta, Georgia, in July of 1946. The founder, Dr. Joseph Mountin was a visionary and public health leader. The original mission of the CDC was to prevent malaria from spreading across America, but Mountin pushed to extend its responsibilities to other diseases. With a small budget and a limited number of employees, they faced a handful of challenges when they started out. They endured despite this and eventually became the foundation for disease surveillance and changemakers for public health. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the leading health agencies in the nation. 

Furthermore, the CDC has a multitude of accomplishments. In the past two years alone, they established a refugee vaccination program saving health departments millions of dollars; improved the quality of overseas medical exam data; prevented public health threats before they could spread in the U.S.; enhanced international travel disease surveillance systems; combatted antimicrobial resistance and tuberculosis in Mexico; and identified new social distancing strategies in schools to fight influenza. The list is extensive, though these are several honorable mentions.  

In conclusion, it is important that communities and citizens follow the guidelines provided by the CDC and health agencies alike. Their sole purpose and duty are to prevent diseases and sicknesses from infecting people in the U.S. If the spread begins, it becomes their mission to minimize and contain it by researching and experimenting to draw the best conclusions for citizens. Guidelines regarding COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread can be found here

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Symptoms of COVID-19 or the Flu? https://huumangear.com/symptoms-of-covid-19-or-the-flu?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=symptoms-of-covid-19-or-the-flu Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:58:07 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=1024 With flu season approaching, sickness will be more prevalent. Read our blog to better understand the symptoms you're feeling and to differentiate the illnesses.

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Fall is just around the corner. We look forward to Halloween, sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and vibrant colored trees that make for a picturesque backdrop. What we don’t look forward to, however, are the allergies that accompany the season. Every year, millions of people suffer from allergies, which sometimes leads to a cold, and in worst cases, the flu. Seasonal sickness can be severe for some and mild for others but add COVID-19 to the equation and matters are instantly more challenging. With the virus spreading profusely across the United states in the last six months, the slightest symptoms have conditioned people to assume they’ve contracted COVID. So, how will you know if your allergies are flaring or if you’re sick with COVID? It’s consequential to differentiate the symptoms and to know when to get tested. 

If your allergies are triggered in the spring, they’re likely to do so in the fall. During the spring season, trees, grass and flowers bloom releasing billions of tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. The pollen is ingested by someone who is allergic, and their body’s defenses become erratic. Preceding fall is ragweed season (early August through mid-October), the time when ragweeds come alive. Like many other plants, the pollen from a single ragweed can cause itchiness, watery eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, or congestion. Sometimes, during ragweed season you may also have post-nasal drip. It’s important to note that very rarely will someone have a fever with nasal allergies. This is a helpful way to distinguish your symptoms from other illnesses. Allergies can also be hereditary or a result of asthma, but generally, most people with fall allergies have a history of experiencing symptoms in the fall. Coughing is not a major symptom of nasal allergies, however, many people with nasal allergies may also have asthma. Over-the-counter medicine often remedies mild symptoms of fall allergies.  

Common colds and upper respiratory infections indicate the beginning of the fall season. This is prevalent among kids. Depending on where you live, schools re-opening during this time can be a hotspot for viral contraction. The common cold is accompanied by mild headaches, slight coughs, nasal congestion and a runny nose. Symptoms unrelated to the cold include severe headaches, shortness of breath and any gastrointestinal problems.  

Influenza also rises in the fall and unfortunately, thousands of people are hospitalized and even die from this every year. It’s improbable for anyone to accurately predict the most vulnerable demographic and the severity of the spread. During this season, fevers are present and it’s common for people to experience symptoms similar to those of COVID. This includes body aches, fatigue, sore throat, and dry cough. Unlike COVID-19, there is a vaccine for influenza. If you begin to feel any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated to mitigate any chance of developing the flu. Those who are asthmatic are especially encouraged to get vaccinated. If you do contract the flu, there are prescription medications available to reduce the severity of the symptoms.  

“If you begin to feel any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated to mitigate any chance of developing the flu.”

Currently, COVID-19 is the foremost, prevalent concern in the United States. Since the initial observation of its presence in China, the spread has not seized and continues to claim lives. Data suggests the most vulnerable demographics include the elderly and those with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Despite this, all ages are susceptible to contracting the virus. The classic symptoms of COVID include a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. Like allergies and the cold, nasal symptoms can occur with COVID. And similar to the symptoms of influenza, body aches and a sore throat may also occur with COVID. Symptoms like nausea and diarrhea have also been reported with some COVID cases, but they are far less common than symptoms of respiratory conditions.  

There are several distinctive symptoms of COVID, but many of them overlap with infections experienced in the fall season. Experiencing any of them can certainly be frightening for anyone. Avoid making assumptions before seeking medical guidance. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, analyze whether you’ve been exposed to anyone with the virus in the last 14 days. It can take anywhere between 2-14 days for symptoms to develop. Then, call your doctor to discuss getting tested for the virus. After testing, quarantine yourself until you receive the results and if your symptoms worsen, seek medical attention immediately.  

“Avoid making assumptions before seeking medical guidance.”

Like the rest of the year, this season is going to be a challenge. We can, however, manage to get through it without an increasing fatality rate. It’s necessary to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC and health professionals. Social distance at least 6-feet apart from others when you’re in public spaces, wear a face mask, wash your hands, quarantine if you’re feeling the slightest bit ill, and call your doctor if you have any questions.  

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Common Face Mask Misconceptions https://huumangear.com/common-face-mask-misconceptions?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=common-face-mask-misconceptions Thu, 16 Jul 2020 22:00:54 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=978 There is so much misinformation regarding face masks floating around right now, it might be difficult to trust what is true. Here are some facts to reassure you face masks are doing more good than harm.

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With an array of misconceptions regarding face mask use floating around, it is important to differentiate facts from fiction. Below are some common fallacies you should avoid believing. 

  • “COVID-19 is just a hoax and the government just wants to scare you” 
    • FACT: A 30-year-old man in San Antonio recently died from COVID-19 after attending a ‘COVID party’ where the goal was to try and contract the virus to see if it is real or a scam. Just before he died, he told his nurse “I thought it was a hoax but it’s not.” Unfortunately, his story has been lived by many. Celebrities and politicians who once doubted the severity of the virus have come to contract it themselves, publicly admitting their ignorance and advocating for the use of face masks. With this barrier, the risk of transmission is extremely low.  
  • “Masks are unconstitutional” 
    • FACT: Protecting others from yourself and yourself from others sounds seemingly constitutional. During a global pandemic, the practice exhibits the most basic form of respect, for yourself and others. Whether you believe in it or not, the livelihood of those around you should matter enough to take the simplest precaution of wearing a mask.   
  • “I won’t be able to breathe when I wear a mask” 
    • FACT: Masks have been around since the 17th century, so this isn’t a new thing. For decades, healthcare workers have used masks regularly. Surgeons wear them for extended periods of time (up to 12 hours in a day) but don’t get sick or die. If you feel like it’s a struggle to breathe in a face mask, you should practice wearing it for short periods and then gradually increase the duration.  
  • “You only need to wear a mask when you’re around a crowd of people, like at protests” 
    • FACT: Wrong. If you leave home, you should always wear a mask. You should wear it in all public spaces including grocery stores, gyms, theaters, healthcare offices, restaurants, public transportation, etc.  
  • “Wearing a mask will weaken my immune system” 
    • FACT: If surgeons wear masks for hours on end, how are they still alive? If masks truly weakened immune systems, most might not be. There is no scientific evidence supporting the claim that masks weaken immune systems. Although a mask greatly reduces the amount of infectious droplets from entering your mouth or nose, it doesn’t at all prevent every microbe in the environment from entering your body.  
  • “I feel perfectly fine. I don’t need to wear a mask”  
    • FACT: Just because you don’t feel any symptoms doesn’t mean you haven’t contracted anything. If you’ve been exposed to the virus, it can take anywhere between 2-14 days before you develop any symptoms. According to the CDC, more than 40% of virus transmissions happen before people feel sick. Additionally, some people are asymptomatic and don’t feel any symptoms at all.  
  • “You need to replace your mask every day” 
    • FACT: You don’t need to replace your mask every day. Cloth face coverings can be washed and dried in machines. You can also hand wash it with hot water and soap then leave it to air dry.  
  • “You only need to wear it if you’re experiencing symptoms” 
    • FACT: Whether you’re experiencing symptoms or not, you should always wear your face mask around other people. Symptoms can take anywhere between 2-14 days to develop, so you may not know you have COVID-19 or the person next to you might not know they contracted it. If you’re not masked, you may expose yourself to the virus. If they’re not masked, they may release infectious droplets into the air you breathe. However, with a mask as a barrier this can all be avoided.
  • “You can get sick from breathing in too much of your own carbon dioxide” 
    • FACT: Mask wearing does not cause dioxide toxicity. Carbon dioxide does not build up in the mask, it passes through. If you’re feeling dizzy or lightheaded while wearing a mask, your body could be telling you it’s dehydrated.
  • “There is no scientific proof that masks actually work”
    • FACT: Many renowned physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals from all over the world have conclusively agreed that the use of face masks is beneficial. Data proves that the likelihood of transmitting the virus decreases significantly by wearing a mask. In the time of viral transmission, wearing a mask is paramount, and the scientific evidence supporting this claim is undoubtedly clear. 
  • “If I’m socially distancing, then I don’t need to wear a mask” 
    • FACT: Not true. If you are socially distancing, you should still also wear a mask. It’s not one or the other, it’s both. Protect yourself from others and protect others from you.  

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What is PPE? https://huumangear.com/what-is-ppe?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-ppe https://huumangear.com/what-is-ppe#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:01:48 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=939 PPE. You’ve probably seen or heard this acronym floating around for the past few months, on T.V., the radio, street signs, social media, or perhaps you heard it from your doctor, or friends and family. But, what does it mean and why is it relevant?

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PPE. You’ve probably seen or heard this acronym floating around for the past few months, on T.V., the radio, street signs, social media, or perhaps you heard it from your doctor, or friends and family. But, what does it mean and why is it relevant? It stands for Personal Protective Equipment. That’s right, just like your own body armor, PPE is exactly what it sounds like- equipment to protect you from harmful bacteria in the environment. This includes, protective clothing, helmets, gloves, face shields, goggles, facemasks, respirators, and other equipment designed to decrease the spread of infection or illness. Along with various other things, PPE has become a staple of this unique period, quickly becoming the ultimate necessity we never expected to need.

Personal Protective Equipment

Along with various other things, PPE has become a staple of this unique period, quickly becoming the ultimate necessity we never expected to need.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, preventive care is vital now more than ever.  And although many people refrain from wearing PPE, data proves that it does in fact decrease the likelihood of spreading/contracting germs. Several states have enforced mask wearing, while others have disregarded the evidence supporting its practical impact in societies. Since the start of the pandemic, New York was the state with the highest number of cases and rate of spread. However, after leaders began taking extensive measures to combat the growth, it has become one of two states in the entire country on track to contain COVID-19. Among the precautions they’ve taken to flatten the curve, is the required use of masks for workers and the public. Clearly, this is not the primary reason COVID-19 cases have reduced, however, there’s no denying that the barrier PPE provides is one that’s very much needed to prevent even the slightest bit of bacteria from infecting anyone. Contrary to western countries such as the United States and Europe, Asian countries have normalized the use of face masks for decades. On top of the regulations their leaders established amid the outbreak, their frequent practice of mask wearing also aided in flattening the curve in their countries.

Moreover, with the pandemic bringing the world to a pause, health professionals, government officials, community leaders, scientists, and researchers have all stressed the importance of PPE use. If used properly, it works as a barrier between an individual’s skin, mouth, nose, or eyes and viral and bacterial infections. To ensure healthcare workers are equipped with adequate PPE, the government agency regulates them and certifies that they meet their regulation. However, more recently, PPE has amassed a reputation for its shortage in the healthcare world. For a brief period, healthcare workers were in dire need for this equipment and many encouraged the public to hand over their clean masks, gowns and gloves. As of the present moment, these needs have been met in most facilities across the country, but the fight to find a cure for the coronavirus endures.   

With protests and politics, the world almost seemed to have forgotten about the virus for a moment. All the commotion perpetuated a façade of a coronavirus free world. The reality is that it never disappeared and for some states, it became more prevalent than before. PPE might only be required in some places and for frontline workers, but the facts remain. Mask wearers are protecting themselves from others who may be infected, and more importantly, are protecting others from themselves. The more gloves being worn leads to less people contracting bacterial infection through skin to skin contact. Frontline workers wearing protective garments decrease bacterial spread, to themselves, those they work with, and anyone else they may encounter. With more PPE in use, the less germs, bacteria and infections being spread. With the decrease in this spread, we can flatten the curve completely.

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How to Resize a Mask to Fit a Child https://huumangear.com/how-to-resize-a-mask-to-fit-a-child?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-resize-a-mask-to-fit-a-child https://huumangear.com/how-to-resize-a-mask-to-fit-a-child#comments Thu, 28 May 2020 17:50:42 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=879 Like the rest of the country, you may need a face mask when you’re out and about. But, what about your kids? Many studies have shown that kids contract and spread more germs than adults. If you have a spare mask and plan on heading out the door with your little one, consider a quick …

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Resize a Mask for a Child

Like the rest of the country, you may need a face mask when you’re out and about. But, what about your kids? Many studies have shown that kids contract and spread more germs than adults. If you have a spare mask and plan on heading out the door with your little one, consider a quick and convenient way to keep them protected. Below is a step by step tutorial on how to resize a mask (adult sized disposable face mask) to snugly fit your child’s face.

Before starting to resize a mask, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

Video Tutorial - Resize a Mask

Step 1.

Hold the mask vertically with the inside of the mask facing up.

Step 2.

Fold in the bottom part of the mask (the part that would go below your chin) halfway and then flatten the crease by pressing down on it.

Step 3.

Fold in the top part of the mask (the part that would go above your nose) halfway on top of the bottom half you just folded, then flatten it as well.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 4.

Still holding the mask vertically, stretch the ear strap and wrap it around your index finger, and then tie a knot.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 5.

Remove your index finger from the knot, pull and then tighten the knot.

Step 6.

Repeat step 5 to the other side of the mask.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 7.

Open the mask carefully.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 8.

Flip the mask so that the inside of it is facing you. With your index finger, push the tip of the mask (near the ear strap and at the ends of the nose bridge) inward. There should be a small window where you pushed in the mask.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Resize a Mask
Step 9.

Flatten the part you pushed inward to fit the mold of the mask wall. Repeat on other side.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 10.

Carefully open the mask, which should now be much smaller than before.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 11.

Try the mask on your child. Ensure that the mask is comfortable and that the child understands proper mask precautions, then you’re ready to go!

Child wearing face mask
Child wearing face mask

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force recently mentioned that wearing a face mask “shows respect for another person.”

The expert believes it is symbolic and said, “I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”

He’s right. That is the kind of thing we should be doing. Wearing a mask should be understood as a form of respect. Wearing one not only symbolizes protection of your health and livelihood, but it also signifies respect for mankind.

After two months of lockdown, all 50 states have reopened, but not all are recovering. Recent reports show that 17 states have an increasing number of coronavirus cases. 17 states. Borders are not locked down, airports are not closed, and postal services remain operating, meaning every form of travel and export is accessible for carriers of the virus. A second wave of coronavirus is not inevitable.

However, there are precautions we can all take to ensure this doesn’t happen. First and foremost, if you’re feeling sick or showing symptoms of the virus, call your doctor and continue abstaining from social activities. Please, continue quarantining. Additionally, with the country reopening, public health officials have emphasized the significance of social distancing. That means, always staying at least six feet apart from another person. Lastly, WEAR A FACE MASK. Just because things are transitioning back to “normal”, does not mean that things are actually back to normal. Not at all. There is still a virus alive, active and contractable. And, unfortunately there is no cure yet. So, with that said, it is extremely essential to stay protected during this time.

woman wearing face mask in street

“I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci

What does ‘stay protected’ mean? It includes various factors beyond simply covering your face. There are many things to consider regarding how you wear it and what you should or shouldn’t be doing before, during and after you wear it.

According to the CDC, if you are wearing your face mask correctly it should do the following:

  • Snugly, but comfortably fit your face
  • Be secured around your ear with ties or ear loops
  • Have multiple layers of fabric
  • Not restrict your breathing
  • Should not be destroyed or reshaped when undergoing the washing and drying process
  • Cover your nose and mouth without any gaps between your face and the mask.

It is also important to note that you should not touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing the face mask. Once you do, be sure to wash your hands immediately after removing it.

The World Health Organization advises the following:

  • Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub before putting on a mask.
  • Make sure your mouth and nose are covered entirely and that there are no gaps between your face and the mask. After putting it on, you can blow into the mask while feeling with your hands if there is any air leakage.
  • If you need to touch your mask while using it, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. However, it is best to avoid touching your mask all together while using it.
  • Do not re-use single-use masks. Replace it with a new one if it gets damp.
  • When removing the mask, be sure NOT to touch the front of the mask and instead remove it from behind. Wash your hands thoroughly after discarding it.

Many people run into the issue of foggy glasses while wearing the face mask. According to research published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011, washing your glasses with soapy water, without rinsing, and letting them air dry before putting them on reduces the amount of fogging in the glasses while wearing the mask.

man wearing face mask and glasses

Washing your glasses with soapy water, without rinsing, and letting them air dry before putting them on reduces the amount of fogging in the glasses while wearing the mask.

Another resolution is folding and placing a tissue underneath your glasses, on the bridge of your nose. The tissue reduces the condensation by absorbing the moisture that comes from your breath.

As previously mentioned, there are several things we can do to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, but it all begins with you; how you choose to social distance and stay protected.

If you’re in need of face masks, we invite you to check out our products. We offer disposable 3-ply masksKN95 face masks, and more.

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Nothing is truly flawless, but the KN95 sure comes close. Among the elite set of masks offered on the market is the KN95 high filtration face mask. The KN95 boasts a five-layer protection that filters 95% of potentially harmful contaminants. The body of this mask differs from the widely used blue disposable masks because of the circular design that comfortably fits the shape of the face. In addition to its favorable reviews, KN95 provides a clean and chic look to keep you looking sharp and protected- two very important things to be during a pandemic.

Like most masks, the process to put it on is not difficult, in fact, it’s quite simple. However, mistakes can be made with just about anything. So, on the off chance someone secures the straps around their head rather than their ears, we have provided instructions clarifying the correct usage of the mask. Moreover, wearing the mask in any other way than the intention of its design can lead to someone contracting/spreading germs. This is everything we aim to avoid, especially with the KN95 high-filtration efficient five-layer mask.

Before starting this process, please remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

  1. Remove the KN95 mask from the packaging.
  2. Unfold the mask and hold it out in front of you using the ear straps.
  3. Gently pull the ear straps outward to ensure they are secure. 
  4. Still holding onto the ear straps, pull the face mask toward your face and secure the straps behind your ears.
  5. Press down on the nose bridge of the mask, shaping the moldable, aluminum nose clip to fit the shape of your nose.
  6. After pressing down on the mask to close the space between your nose and mask, keep your hands secured over the mask.
  7. Begin blowing into the mask, using your hands to check for air leakage.

If there is any air leakage, continue pressing down on the mask to fit the mold of your face. If there is no air leakage, your mask should be secured. If so, you’re ready to step out with your sharp and clean KN95 face mask.

Please note that it is best to avoid touching your mask while using it. If you really need to, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before doing so. When you’re ready to remove the mask, touch it only on the ear straps. Furthermore, keep in mind that social distancing and following regulations enforced by public health officials also plays a vital role in keeping you protected.


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