I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting life as we know it.
It’s like someone hit the pause button and life suddenly came to a halt. All but the most essential stores are closed. Thousands of people are getting laid off work. There are record-high unemployment claims and strangely there’s no traffic on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.
We only realized this was a novel coronavirus when people in Wuhan, China started getting seriously ill in late December 2019 and nothing in our medical arsenal was working to cure patients.
Now, as I write this, over 3 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the data at https://ncov2019.live/ and about 7% of those have died from the respiratory illness.
Out of every 100 people who contract the disease, on average, 7 will die. That’s a daunting statistic.
So how do we prevent getting sick and slow the spread of infection?
We all need to make some massive changes to our daily routine and adopt healthy habits in an effort to avoid getting sick and potentially dying from the virus.
The following measures are only temporary until the virus is no longer a threat. These suggestions will help lower the speed that the virus can spread from person to person.
That’s where we come in. It’s clear we have to adjust our lifestyle for a while until we get past this pandemic. While we can’t make you stay indoors (please do) to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus, we can offer a safe, reliable, disposable, breathable, inexpensive, FDA approved face mask with level 3 (98% filtration) protection against particles as small as 0.1 microns in size. (A grain of dust is 5-1000 microns.)
Our masks are not surgical grade N95 masks (with 99.9% filtration) that doctors and healthcare workers require to interact with infected patients. Let’s save those for the brave healthcare workers on the front line. Our masks are the next best option – and highly recommended protection for the rest of us when going outside.
We are making them affordable because we want to get them in every household. Together we can beat this pandemic. Stay safe! #wearamask