- Not all face masks equally effective; high-filter masks proven most powerful
- Doctors call for national hi-fi mask initiative to widely distribute masks to each household
- United Medical offers high-filter masks; positioned to capitalize on broader recognition of hi-fi masks
Not all masks are created equals, states a recent Stat article, which underscores the importance of high-filtration (hi-fi) masks. The article, titled “Along with vaccine rollouts, the U.S. needs a National Hi-Fi Mask Initiative,” states that hi-fi masks such as N95 masks are the most effective in protecting against COVID-19 (https://ibn.fm/l3FJc). As a company distributing a comprehensive line set of COVID-19 products, including hi-fi masks, United Medical Equipment Business Solutions Network (“UMEBSNI”) is positioned to benefit from the growing recognition of the importance of this type of superior protection.
That article claims that, although the first COVID-19 vaccines are now being distributed, masks remain essential since it will likely be months before enough people are vaccinated. In addition, the threat of the global spread of the more-infectious variant of the virus is a possibility until the vaccine effectiveness is determined. Against this still uncertain backdrop, masks can help prevent as many infections and save as many lives as possible.
However, although most masks offer some level of protection, many of them, including the most commonly used cloth and surgical masks, only partially filter out the small COVID-19-spreading particles. A recent study demonstrated that high-filtration masks such as N95 offer the best protection against these small particles.
The authors of the article — two of whom spent months treating COVID-19 patients without getting infected, which they attribute to the N95 masks they wore — call for a national hi-fi mask initiative to widely distribute masks proven to provide more protection from virus particles, thus reducing the spread of the virus. In the article, they urge the new Biden administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to scale up the production of certified hi-fi masks immediately and speed up the development of new designs. Under this scenario, a set of masks would be mailed to each U.S. household every month. Although it may appear expensive, authors claim that this strategy, followed in some countries, will ultimately cost less than the pandemic’s toll on lives and the economy.
As a trusted supplier of personal protective equipment, including hi-fi masks, United Medical Equipment is poised to capitalize on the growing wider recognition of the importance of this type of mask. Although COVID-19 vaccines are finally being rolled out, the global pandemic is not yet over, and United appears quick to adapt to market needs requiring ongoing access to personal protective equipment (“PPE”).
The company offers a separate product line dedicated entirely to the needs of patients and health-care providers whose lives and work are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That line includes a range of hi-fi masks as well as other products including testing kits, sanitizers, gloves, face shields, thermometers and hoods.
Although shortages of PPE have eased somewhat compared to the start of the pandemic, many healthcare organizations are still concerned about maintaining their supply (https://ibn.fm/VK07P) as these products remain in high demand. As part of its efforts to provide essential PPE products during the pandemic, United Medical Equipment Business Solutions Network Inc. remains dedicated to serving this growing market need.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.UnitedMedSolutions.com.
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