COVID-19 kicked off in 2020 at an alarming rate. A completely strange, highly infectious virus is upon the world. It can cause infection and even death in a short time. The World Health Organization raised the global risk level of the new crown pneumonia epidemic to “very high” from the previous “high” on February 28. At the same time, it is stressed that this is not to create panic, but to prepare countries for possible outbreaks. Because of an unprecedented virus panic that is sweeping the world, it is bringing fatal blows to world health, economy, and finance.
1. Current outbreak and COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 was discovered earlier in China, and about 80,000 people have been infected, with more than 3,000 deaths. Fortunately, with the assistance of countries around the world and the efforts of the Chinese government and people, the coronavirus has been effectively controlled in China. While other countries, such as Italy, South Korea, and Japan, are suffering from the virus, the Chinese government has published its experience in preventing and controlling the virus to the world, hoping that humans can defeat the virus and return to peace and good health as soon as possible.
For patients diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), reported conditions are ranging from mild to severe and even death. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and dyspnea.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently believes that symptoms may appear in as little as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to COVID-19.
2. Protective Measures
With the onset of new coronaviruses, everyone is highly concerned about how to properly protect themselves. On January 20, Academician Zhong Nanshan, the leader of the high-level expert group of the National Health and Medical Commission, said in an interview with CCTV News, “It is useful to wear a mask to prevent new coronavirus outbreak.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that covid19 virus-infected people and others, home caregivers of patients who can’t wear masks, and health care workers who treat patients with coronavirus can benefit from masks. This may help prevent the spread of new coronavirus droplets.
In China, everyone is required to wear a mask when going out. Whether medical or protective, this significantly helped China to have kept the virus under control and eliminate further outbreaks.This also led to the rapid paralysis of masks in the Chinese market. Masks in supermarket pharmacies have basically sold out. Some hospitals have also sought help out of the shortage of medical masks, falling into a situation of “hard to find a mask.”.
Other protective measures: Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, gather less, ventilate more, and avoid direct contact. Regular disinfection of public places with 75 alcohol and chlorine disinfectants can prevent virus infection.
3. About Masks
As the world’s largest mask manufacturer and exporter, China’s annual output accounts for about 50% of the world. However, ordinary cotton or paper masks cannot block the spread of the virus. Currently, the masks recommended and vigorously produced by the Chinese government are divided into N95 and disposable masks. Academician Zhong Nanshan said in the interview: N95 masks are not necessary, not in hospitals or other areas with severe epidemics. Disposable medical masks can be used when going out, even disposable protective masks are effective.
- (1) N95 mask:
One of nine anti-particulate masks certified by NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health). “95” means that under the detection conditions specified by the NIOSH standard, the filtration efficiency reaches 95%. The mask is often used for occupational respiratory protection, including certain microbial particles (such as viruses, bacteria, molds, etc.). Its biggest feature is that it can prevent droplet infection caused by a patient’s body fluid like sneezing and coughing or blood splash. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires medical institutions that medical workers exposed to tuberculosis bacteria must wear masks above the N95 standard.
- (2) Disposable protective masks / disposable medical masks
Medical protective masks should be the first choice for medical workers, and ordinary masks should be the first choice for ordinary citizens’ daily use. Disposable masks refer to disposable masks. It is generally made of three layers of non-woven fabrics. The nose bridge is made of environmentally friendly all-plastic strips, contains no metal, and is breathable and comfortable to wear. Suitable for use in electronics factories, catering services, hospitals, daily life, and all other places.
4. Mask selection
a) Material: The material used for the mask should be free of odor and harmless to the human body, especially the material in contact with the human face should be non-irritating and allergic.
b) Appearance: This is a problem that we tend to ignore when choosing a mask. First, we must check whether the packaging of the mask is complete and whether it is damaged. There must be no holes or stains on the surface of the mask. When choosing a mask, it depends on whether there is a trading name on the packaging, whether there is information about the manufacturer or supplier, whether there is a mask certificate or instructions for use.
c) Choose a regular manufacturer: To prevent viruses, we usually choose ordinary masks or medical protective masks. This requires purchasing from legally operated medical store outlets or manufacturers with health licenses or medical device registration certificates.
5. Let us buy and ship premium masks in China at affordable prices for you
Li Xinggan, director of the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce, said on March 13 that as the epidemic spreads globally, to support countries in fighting the epidemic, the Chinese government attaches great importance to and actively supports the export of medical supplies. To make due contributions to global epidemic prevention through practical actions.
In such a special period, China freight, as a freight forwarder with many years of experience as a leading Chinese freight forwarder, we have always had close business relationships with companies in various countries throughout the world. Therefore, we are willing to help buy and transport masks, not for any profit. We want to protect more people from the virus, although the mask stocks in the Chinese market are not enough at present, many of our factories/suppliers in China promise to give us priority delivery at the ex-factory price. This is because of Chinese freight forwarders and their good relations of cooperation, reliability, and credibility.
This priority of glory allows us to help more people who need masks, so it is our commitment to ship as soon as possible and buy high-quality masks at reasonable prices. Now tell us your needs and we will reply to you as soon as possible and give you a satisfactory answer.
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