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Global masks "crazy": a special mask production competition

At a U.S. Senate Health Committee hearing on March 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Cardlake said that if an outbreak occurs in the United States, US medical staff currently needs 3.5 billion masks, and there are now about 35 million masks. He said Only 10%. But according to this calculation, inventory masks only account for 1% of the required; Recently, South Korea sold a total of 700,000 masks through post offices located in various eups and noodles across the country. Buyers can only buy one set of 5 masks at a time, and the distribution of masks is biased towards the areas of Daegu and Cheongdo where the number of diagnosed surges; On February 28, the...

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Media focus: emergency supplies of face masks appear in the world

Report on March 5 The media said that the new crown pneumonia epidemic storm swept the world, and the masks became the global focus for a while. Global Shortage According to a report from the US "Critical Point" website on March 3, the World Health Organization warned in a statement on the 3rd that panic buying of masks could lead to "life at risk" for medical personnel.It is reported that the frightened public has been snapping up masks and other equipment recently, resulting in very limited supply to the medical staff who most need this equipment.At present, health experts, including experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, do not recommend that healthy people wear masks to prevent diseases...

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Can wearing a face mask protect you from the new coronavirus?

By Laura Geggel - Associate Editor No, a regular surgical mask will not help you steer clear of the virus. (Image: © Shutterstock) Editor's note: Updated March 2 with the latest information on COVID-19. Can wearing a medical face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? It's a question many people are asking, including pet owners who are putting canine face masks on their dogs.  If it's a regular surgical face mask, the answer is no, Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, told Live Science.  A more specialized mask, known as an N95 respirator, can protect against the new coronavirus, also called SARS-CoV-2. The respirator is thicker than a surgical mask, but neither Schaffner...

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