KN95 Respirator Mask

High Demand Surge of KN95 Respirator Masks Due to Covid-19 Epidemic

December 17, 2021

The KN95 Respirator Mask

The KN95 respirator mask has been repeatedly proven to be an effective measure in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne agents. The KN95 respirator mask is cleverly named, they are said to filter up to 95% of air particles when they are properly worn. The frantic surges in demands have been in response to the fluctuating COVID-19 case numbers since early 2020; and most recently, the spread of the Delta Variant. Current statistics show over 219 million confirmed cases, with over 4.5 million deaths worldwide of which 43 million cases and an estimated 705,000 deaths have come directly from the United States.

The KN95 Respirator Mask Surges in Demand

Sparked by The COVID-19 Global Pandemic, the demand for KN95 respirator mask has flooded manufacturers. More and more individuals are following the CDC’s encouragements of wearing masks, especially the KN95 respirator masks, indoors around highly crowded areas that serve as hot-spots for COVID-19 transmission, such as supermarkets, schools, concerts, sporting events, as well as on modes of transportation including airplanes, buses, trains, etc. The CDC recommends that persons with weakened immune systems or other compromising factors should continue to take all precautions recommended for those who are unvaccinated until advised otherwise, which include first and foremost always wearing a well-fitted mask. It is recommended that the best fitting masks are those that have multiple layers of washable, breathable fabric, that completely cover the nose and mouth, rather than fabric-made or vinyl masks that make breathing difficult.

Covid-19 Epidemic Mask Mandate

Many schools, healthcare facilities, and other businesses across the country are currently mandating masks to be worn indoors by children and adults alike, (regardless of vaccination status), in an effort to control COVID-19 transmission. This implementation has driven up the demand and sales of surgical masks and other protective face, hand, and body coverings, which were once reserved for first responders and healthcare workers.

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Manufacturing companies and distributors are operating under increased demands for masks as breakthrough infections are on the rise, even in vaccinated individuals (This promotes mask-wearing now more than ever). In response to the mask mandate, people other than front-line workers and first responders are in substantial need for masks, even to go about their normal day-to-day lives.

Looking towards the future

There is no telling when the COVID-19 Pandemic will truly be behind us, but it can be easily guessed that masks will be a part of all our lives for the foreseeable future. The best strategy is to do the best we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19; and wearing appropriate face masks is at the forefront of best practices.

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by Kinza Khan
by Kinza Khan

December 17, 2021