Actually that's not the issue with valved masks as these are usually one way valves. They help in exhaling and not inhaling. So a valved N95 mask will work pretty well in saving you from the virus. However, the main use of masks is advised so that infected people, especially asymptomatic carriers don't spread the virus and that's where valve masks will fail.Even if the govt. now suggests not to use valved masks, there's no practical way they can stop people from using them. I see maybe 10% of people using valved ones.
Very few are using surgical or N95-type masks these days. A friend told me breathing through those is much easier than the surgical ones. Duhhhh, if the air is coming through easier then what about the virus. Also, maybe they think they can save money by rewashing the cloth ones indefinitely. Thing is, good branded reusable masks mention a washing limit like 30 light hand washes on the packaging. The cheap ones have no such warning/advice.
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This is one of the good brands.
Yes. The rashes on the scalp and around the ears started back in mid April. And the chest rashes appeared a month thereafter. The scalp rashes i didn't worry as much because she's got an extremely bad dandruff problem which happened 2 to 3 times few years back too and the same dandruff problem is now back, so i thought the rashes were due to dandruff, but the chest rashes look very annoying.So more than 14 days back? It's probably something else if it's more than a month ago. Like too much soap used on clothes during washing, reaction to some deo or even food.
I've got rashes when i used deo of a branded company.
Actually that's not the issue with valved masks as these are usually one way valves. They help in exhaling and not inhaling. So a valved N95 mask will work pretty well in saving you from the virus. However, the main use of masks is advised so that infected people, especially asymptomatic carriers don't spread the virus and that's where valve masks will fail.
I'm also wondering about particle size after reading the wildcraft mask claiming 0.3 micron filtration when an individual n-cov virion is about 0.1 micron. Read the following but i'm not sure about anything.
Yes, the valves are one way for one and only one purpose only. It prevents the moisture from accumulating inside. Of course it provides EQUAL protection to the non valved one for the person wearing them. But it's meant to be worn in a ward / CCU where 100 percent of the patients are infected.Actually that's not the issue with valved masks as these are usually one way valves. They help in exhaling and not inhaling. So a valved N95 mask will work pretty well in saving you from the virus. However, the main use of masks is advised so that infected people, especially asymptomatic carriers don't spread the virus and that's where valve masks will fail.
are you using this one? Does it give good comfort? Anyone using the jockey mask? https://www.jockey.in/black-unisex-face-mask-pack-of-2-fm02
are you using this one? Does it give good comfort?
BTW after writing at least 10 emails to various Indian media over last 2/3 months, Times of India finally published an article on valved masks and how they can spread the infection.
I don't need any appreciation from Indian media or it's medical fraternity, but this little piece of information was crucial and they kept on ignoring my emails for months.
I literally requested them to make it anonymous or use the name of any Indian physician in need of public recognition.
Didn't read the judgement did you ?Dear, I have no idea about your experience and competency in critical care. We treat patients with our knowledge, skill sets and personal experience, not some court order. Yes, sure it is a very controllable disease yet we do not yet know the exact mode of transmission, range of incubation period, even all the symptoms.
NO SIR, IT IS WAY MORE COMPLICATED THAN I THINK OR KNOW. I can intubate a patient faster than you can say WTF! I can put in all lines required for ECMO and can operate it like an iphone. Yet, lost many, many patients to this virus.
If you think, you can do it, PM me, I will give you the contact details of the person, who will rope you in and pay 10 times what we are paid.
Yeah the ford foundation found that out recently. But in india we've been treating people since May with it. It's effective with early treatment. Within 7 days of onset of symptoms. Later than that things get iffyYou seem to know this inside and out, must be keeping tabs on the developing situation with hydroxychloroquine? Apparently it actually does work to some degree according to recent studies. What do you make of it?
yeah yeah, you only post opposition nonsense. Still crying about migrants ? lol after these buggers started to come back because they had no jobs.Friends, This propaganda post deliberately did not mention RML hospital of Delhi, which is under central government.
Situation is almost same in entire Delhi.
And everybody knows when it comes to talk about death rate, which state will make us worry most. Gujarat.
Does not mention how advanced the disease was with these patients ? mild infections will make a full recovery.This sounds really scary. Hope this does not turn out to be the case.Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.mobile.reuters.com
Do we have a vaccine available by end of the year as per this article in TOI? WHO mentioned that they will not have a vaccine until atleast next year but here it is mentioned that the vaccine will be available for around Rs.1000 by end of the year.
Coronavirus vaccine update: ‘Expect Covid vaccine to be available by year-end’ | India News - Times of IndiaIndia News: With all eyes on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate, its Pune-based manufacturing partner Serum Institute plans to make one billion doses of the.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
On your notes on GST and CA, I was trying to file my ITR2 and realized that I would need a CA for ITR2 this year !!! I have filed ITR2 till last year and an average educated Indian cannot file an ITR2 anymore this year owing to its complications. Next year, I expect this to be havoc thanks to new regime and old regime !
Fortunately some doctors are not trying to cover up their ignorance/ apathy to learn on political leanings. Nowhere it is claimed (by doctors with appropriate qualification to talk about a viral epidemic) that non ICU patient can develop pneumonia later due to prior infections.
People are worried about long-term consequences of patients who have/had developed significant ARDS.