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COVID-19, Double Mask, Face Masks, N95, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection -

(CNN) Layering your face is in -- but not as a fashion statement. It may just save a life. Public health officials are suggesting double masking as a way to increase the level of protection from the coronavirus and its multiple, more contagious variants. "If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective, and that's the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95," Dr. Anthony Fauci, now chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told NBC's...

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In light of rising coronavirus cases and deaths, the like of which hasn’t been experienced since May of this year, the CDC recommends adherence to stricter mask-wearing guidelines. Scientists emphasize the importance of wearing masks indoors when ventilation is shoddy and social distancing is harder to abide by. For those of us who live with people who may be at high risk for contracting and dying from this virus, research suggests wearing masks at home might be a good idea — until a widespread vaccine becomes available. This relatively new study has been updated with the World Health Organization’s most recent data points on COVID-19. Dr. William...

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COVID-19, Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, PPE, Protection -

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that "availability constraints continue with certain PPE" including nitrile gloves. In hospitals, medical clinics, and doctor's offices across America the need for personal protective equipment, or PPE, has not waned since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Requisite items including N95 respirators, gowns, and nitrile gloves have seen dramatic price increases since March as demand surged and supply levels lagged. A result of the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The increased global demand for PPE led to a flood of entrepreneurs entering the marketplace with little experience. This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Lesley Stahl and...

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COVID-19, Face Masks, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection -

Wearing a face mask has become common during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s recommended that you wear one when you’re around people who aren’t in your household. This helps prevent the spread of this virus, which travels through the droplets when a sick person sneezes, coughs or even talks. People breathe heavily when they exercise. Therefore, it’s possible for COVID-19 to spread when people are working out in public areas. If you can’t practice social distancing, you should wear a face mask when you’re exercising around others. You should also follow these safety guidelines to protect your overall health and well-being during your...

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COVID-19, Hand Sanitizer, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection, Sanitizer -

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAND HYGEINE AT WORK  We’ve all heard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic how important it is to avoid touching our faces in order to prevent the transfer of germs and viruses from our hands to our eyes, nose and mouth. Wearing a disposable or fabric face mask while working in an office environment can act as a great reminder to mitigate touching these areas of our face, but there are inevitably times when masks are removed, or we are tempted to touch our eyes.   Proper hand hygiene in a work setting is important for the health of each individual employee, but also for the workforce at large. As employees move about their daily routines in the...

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