January 24, 2021
How Chemistry is Improving Face Masks to Reduce COVID19 Transmission - Dr Gill Let's be in no doubt.
The UK is currently in another lock down to reduce the case numbers of COVID19, everyone has a role to play in that by following the simple Hands, Face and Space approach. Cleaning hands, and keeping a 2 meter distance from each other is pretty simple.
Unfortunately when it comes to face masks, there is a vastly different array of masks available which can make the choice difficult for patients. In the GP surgery, I see a huge range of masks in use.
Now let me be clear, ANY MASK IS BETTER THAN NO MASK.
*** Please protect others and wear a mask ***
We are all familiar with the disposable 24hr mask, but there is a growing number of reusable masks coming to market. Wise Protec has released a new mask using an existing antimicrobial technology many people are used to seeing in sports gear and shoes.
For absolute clarity, after having reviewed the independent testing - which is freely available from the company - I've opted to use their mask, and to help further development have accepted a role as a medical advisory with their company. This video is to discuss the technology in masks generally, and how the technology in their mask may benefit people
. ****** The previous upload of this video was the recipient of a take down request from YouTube, and I believe I have adjusted the video to ensure that there is 100% clarity that I fully support the wearing of face masks, and the current guidance on their use as issued by the CDC in the USA and NICE in the UK ******
We have the great news that several vaccines have shown highly positive effects, and their use will be a massive part of overcoming the pandemic that is COVID19. Between now and then we need to continue to respect and protect each other, by washing our hands, covering our faces and ensuring social distancing as possible. Take Care
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