Fusion PPE Offers NIOSH and CDC Approved N95 Respirator Mask as the Demand for the Highly Effective Mask Increases during the Nationwide Surge in Covid-19 Cases
Yesterday on Wednesday, July 1, there were 52,789 new Coronavirus cases in the United States. The Washington Post reports, this is largest single-day total our country has seen since the pandemic began, leaving many to wonder if this surge will continue. In an effort to stop this surge in Covid-19 cases and keep businesses open, now more than ever it is crucial to take the proper precautions including social distancing and wearing masks. These efforts safeguard our health as well as the health of others.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a main avenue for protecting ourselves and controlling the spread of the Coronavirus. As this fight continues, hospitals and medical workers still desperately need PPE. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently shared an article, “Medical PPE is still so scarce after months of COVID-19, volunteers keep hunting for lifesaving supplies,” to shed light on the current status of PPE for medical workers. It states, “Large hospitals seem to be better supplied but still rely on charity to ensure safe operations…Other sectors of health care, like physicians’ practices and long-term care facilities, are also having trouble obtaining PPE in a market that caters to large health systems that can buy in bulk.”
The article also cites a survey from The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), which found “More than three-fourths of all hospitals anticipated shortages of N95 masks, gowns, cleaning supplies, eye protection, and other safety equipment.” This information reveals the current and expected shortage of N95 masks and PPE in various medical facilities.
These issues are deeply concerning as frontliners, including medical workers, are risking their lives every day to help others and need to be properly protected. In addition to the shortage of adequate PPE for medical workers, it is also worrisome to see the number of cases of Covid-19 surge across America. The New York Times tracks the number of Covid-19 cases around the country. In this article, it reports which states over the last 14 days have seen an increase, decrease, or little change in their number of cases. In 38 states cases have increased in the last two weeks. To name a few, Florida, South Carolina, and Arizona have seen cases spike, while Washington D.C. and New Hampshire’s number of cases have actually go down.
Medical Experts Explain the Importance of N95 Masks
Dr. Pierre Kory and Dr. Paul Mayo, two ICU doctors, contributed to an opinion article published by USA Today to explain the importance of N95 masks to slow the spread of the virus as we experience this surge. They explain, “We believe that the lack of emphasis placed on the prevention of aerosol droplet transmission is a major contributor to the rising case numbers in many areas of our country.”
Aerosol droplets are, “Small aerosol particles [that] remain airborne indoors for extended periods and can infect those nearby who inhale them into their lungs.” While wearing face coverings inside and in areas where social distancing is difficult shields yourself from larger particles, Dr. Kory and Dr. Mayo state, “The only mask that can prevent aerosol-size droplet inhalation is an N95.”
N95 masks offer the highest level of protection against the transmission of the Coronavirus, therefore it is imperative for all doctors caring for Covid-19 patients to have this protection.
According to MedPage Today’s article published on June 30 authored by Molly Walker, “Healthcare professionals taking care of COVID-19 patients should wear N95 respirators at all times, versus medical or surgical masks, researchers argued, as N95 masks offer superior — not just comparable — protection.”
MedPage Today also shares, “Numerous organizational guidelines agree N95 respirators should be worn for aerosol-generating procedures for COVID-19 patients, but existing evidence indicates N95 respirators should be used for all aspects of COVID-19 inpatient care, wrote Harry Peled, MD, of St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California, and colleagues.”
Given this information from medical experts, there is a clear need for N95 masks for doctors, providing any form of inpatient care and exposing themselves to the Coronavirus. Above all other masks, the N95 face mask proves superior in preventing the transmission of aerosol-size droplets. While these masks are in high demand, due to their effectiveness, Fusion PPE was able to secure and source NIOSH and CDC approved N95 face masks with elastic headbands.
Fusion PPE’s BYD N95 Respirator Mask
This mask provides maximum protection from Covid-19 and other airborne diseases. It has a 95 percent filter efficiency, which is even higher with solid and liquid aerosols free of oil. Research shows these masks are most efficient in filtering aerosol- size droplets. Furthermore, the product does not contain any natural rubber latex. It is a form-fitting respiratory face mask with an elastic headband to ensure it is secure on the user’s face at all times.
These face masks are NIOSH and CDC approved and remain in high demand as state and city leaders in the U.S. are responding to a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Fusion PPE ethically sources these N95 masks and sells them in a variety of quantities to meet the needs of different businesses.
If you are interested in our N95 mask, please find more information on our website https://fusion.healthcare/ppe/n95-respirator-foldable-face-mask-niosh-approved/. Fusion PPE offers a variety of personal protective equipment and is here to be your partner in protection through this nationwide surge.