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What is the best type of mask to wear

There has been quite a lot of research done regarding the type of mask that works best.  Some are not very effective, but even a “bad” one helps to some degree.

Here is a link to a video on CNN showing how researchers have tested the efficacy of a variety of masks.  They remind us that continued research has shown that wearing a mask not only protects others, but the wearer as well.

Which masks work best

‘Till next time, take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

 

 

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Contracting Covid-19 a second time

Here’s an interesting and concerning article about someone who contracted Covid-19 twice.  Unfortunately, the second attack was far more serious.  This article discusses what happened and the likely consequences.

The article also serves as a crucial reminder that getting the disease, whether a milder or more serious attack, does not mean you are immune ever after.  There have been more cases reported of people being reinfected.

So again, to avoid getting it at all (let alone twice), remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, wear a mask when in populated areas and keep your distance!!

Reinfection of coronavirus

Take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

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Covid symptoms – what are they and how do I protect myself?

Back in September, the BBC posted an informative article about what symptoms to look out for with regard to Covid-19 and how to tell the difference between coronavirus and either the flu or a cold.

It’s not straightforward, as you’ll see, but it helps. They list the  symptoms of Covid-19 that occur most often as well as showing a table comparing the three illnesses.

Remember, the three basic rules are still the most important:

  1. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  2. Wear a mask when going shopping or in more populated areas
  3. Keep your distance from people – 2 meters is still the best

Covid symptoms

Take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

 

 

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Coronavirus vaccine efficacy face mask variolation theory

Autumn has come around again – leaves are turning and the temperature is getting decidedly cooler.  In many countries, it looks as if we’ll be having a rather bleak winter thanks to the coronavirus.

As Covid-19 shows no sign of diminishing, we have a link to an article that addresses yet again just how vital it is to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the virus as well as to lessen the effects of the disease should you end up getting it after all.  The masks may even be able to help to lessen the effects of the virus in others.  This article explores the implications.

Face mask variolation theory

Take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

 

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You’re Wearing A Mask Every Time You Use A Public Toilet, Right?

Our article of choice this week, although relevant, does not exactly make for pleasant reading.  It’s about how important it is to wear a mask in public conveniences if you want to help protect yourself from getting Covid-19.

Wearing a mask in a public toilet

So, brace yourself and read on!

Take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

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Care during & after hospitalisation due to Covid-19

This week we’d like to share a link to an article that is about three weeks old, but extremely relevant.  We deal in PPE, but what happens when this dangerous virus attacks despite all precautions?  This article is about the care given to those who become so very ill with Covid-19 – both while in hospital and afterwards.

Amongst other things, it is certainly a stark reminder of how important it is to wear PPE.

Care during and after hospitalisation for Covid-19

To this end, we’ve added another link this week – the correct procedure for putting on and taking off PPE.  It’s certainly worth a look.

Putting on and taking off your PPE

Take care and stay safe,
The team at CDS Consultants Medical

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How to use masks and the rational use of PPE

Hi and welcome to the first of our blogs.  Here, we will be providing links to articles regarding medical PPE and updates about Covid-19.

There is a lot of information swirling around out there and we will be posting links to websites that have information to help you, your organization and others to stay informed about what is happening with regard to Covid-19 and what is needed to deal with it.

Our first link is to a section of the World Health Organisation’s website – it concerns masks and how to wear them as well as a document summarizing WHO recommendations for “the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in health care and community settings, including the handling of cargo. This document is intended for those involved in the distribution and management of PPE, as well as public health authorities and individuals in health care and community settings to understand when PPE use is most appropriate.”

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Take care & stay safe

The team at CDS Consultants Medical