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Upgrading our masks

As the pandemic wears on, we need to consider switching to better masks. The simple pleated masks, or homemade fabric masks, no longer cut it. N95 masks are certainly an upgrade. But from an article last week in the Economist, I learned about an even better mask, the FFP2 mask. The FFP2 masks are available on Amazon, or were last week. I ordered 50 of them.

The FFP2 masks have two straps rather than one. One stap goes around the back of the neck, the other around the back of the head. There is a kind of foam gasket over the nose that improves the over-the-nose seal. The filter material is four ply. I ordered a 50-pack last week from Amazon for $28.99. That should be more than enough to last me a while, plus some to give away.

I’ve had all my shots, but the Omicron variant is spreading very fast. As we all struggle to keep the world going around while staying healthy, the simple precautions of masks (with the best masks we can get) and washing our hands are still the best defenses.

One Comment

  1. Henry Sandigo wrote:

    I have a stash of KN and N, too many to replace. We are doing our best to remain above the fray, be positive etc. Take care

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

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