Advanced mask quality through sight in the mask jungle: How to recognize a good mask

Advanced mask quality through sight in the mask jungle: How to recognize a good mask

Regional state and central governments all over the world have introduced mask obligation.It mainly applies to the stay in closed, communal rooms and for certain everyday activities in which the minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be observed.The scientific initial theories, which suggested a contactless transmission of the virus in the air through aerosols, have now been confirmed.Furthermore, experts even assume that even the maintenance of a minimum distance does not prevent possible contagions, since the corona virus is probably worn more intensively than previously assumed.

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Recently, even the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, due to dizzying, increasing infection figures after initial refusal, had to admit that wearing a mask was a "patriotic duty".

In Spain, one of the most popular holiday countries for German, there is currently a total mask requirement in almost all provinces in the country as soon as you leave your home.The masks must also be worn there on beaches and the pool area.

Enlightenment work in the mask jungle

How sensible is wearing a mask?Do I actually protect myself and my fellow human beings from potential contagion?Which mask is the right one for me?In this regard, the citizens are mostly unsettled and mostly disoriented.To counteract this, most governments have tried to do educational work since the beginning of pandemic.

A distinction was made mainly between surgical models (the mostly blue-colored disposable masks) and high-grade FFP2 models ("Filtering Face Piece", often referred to as "white beak masks")).The population was suggested to carry a "surgical disposable mask", which was then often distributed by communities to their residents.FFP2 masks are basically intended for medical staff.

In contrast, the World Health Organization (WHO) shortly after the outbreak of pandemic for weeks has pointed out almost daily that only FFP2 or the even higher quality FFP3 masks, with a particle penetration protection of at least 94 % or 99 % effectively in front of the corona-Virus and are suitable for the containment of the pandemic.However, one can quickly become infected as soon as the mask is removed.In addition, according to the WHO, the wearing of a surgical mask can promote carelessness in dealing with the virus.Therefore, the WHO advised a few months ago from wearing a surgical or hygienic mask.Our Chancellor, Angela Merkel, also publicly described the same as a potential virus slingshot at the same time.

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Nevertheless, the prime ministers of our state governments initially ordered hundreds of millions of surgical or hygienic disposable masks, most of them let them fly in with military aircraft from China.FFP2 protection masks also followed a little later.

The quality of the majority of the masks introduced, regardless of its category, often turned out to be inadequate afterwards.In Madrid, one of the most resident cities in Europe, the ruling mayor distributed 14 million FFP2 masks to the population during the first week of May.For this she spent 36 million euros.It was publicly criticized for this campaign primarily by doctors and care associations, as well as the central government and its political opposition, all of which classified this action as irresponsible and dangerous, because FFP2 masks, just like FFP3 masks, for hospital operations and medical staffare intended and not for the everyday use of the civilian population.The main danger was that the simple citizen is often unable to correctly put on the FFP2 masks and thus protect the user even less than the simple surgical masks.Incidentally, it should also be noted that the masks acquired by Madrid on the Alibaba platform have not passed the subsequent quality tests in the Spanish laboratories despite existing CE certificates and the CE certification proved to be a fake.

For cost reasons and availability bottlenecks, governments have so far fundamentally recommended the simple, mostly blue -colored, surgical disposable masks for their citizens to minimize the risk of infection chains, even though this mask type has been shown to provide sufficient carrier protection.In order to make it easier for the population, the Spanish government has limited the sales price of the surgical disposable mask to a maximum of 0.96 cents.In German pharmacies, the same price is required for the same price.

Care bottlenecks are now a thing of the past

Meanwhile, supply bottlenecks of the past belong to the past.There are sufficient stocks and production capacities for both surgical and particle-filtering FFP models.The factual situation continues to confirm that surgical disposable masks do not offer sufficient self -protection, but a extensive, albeit limited, external protection.FFP masks (without valve), on the other hand, offer sufficient external and self-protection against viral and bacterial infections from a particle filter degree of 94 percent and total protection of 92 percent.

Although according to the FFP2 and FFP3 masks standard.However, this does not mean that these masks are reserved for the "personal protective equipment" category of medical staff.Rather, the opposite is the case: Especially in times of pandemic, these masks should be available and affordable for all citizens.

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Read more in the second part of this article.