Transparent mask, with a view to the smile, the new fashion in Italy. For whom it is extremely useful
People's inventiveness has never disappointed. As the face mask has become an indispensable accessory all over the world, manufacturers have adapted and found new ways to make it more efficient, more beautiful, more friendly. Thus, transparent protective masks appeared, with a view to the smile. For certain categories of people they are extremely useful.
An Italian company has started producing transparent surgical masks that seem to be in high demand. The center part of the mask is made of polyurethane, well sealed with the rest of the material, can be washed by hand and reused.
These models of masks are useful primarily for people with hearing impairments, which are based on sign language. Restaurant owners also find it extremely useful for waiters who want to show a smiling face. Beauty salon staff and anyone working with the public can use such masks. But not only. And ladies who care about their image and do not want to give up makeup, lipstick, can use such a mask.
"Transparent masks are for everyone. Anyone can use them to have an easier communication, not only through words, but also through gestures, facial expressions, lip movements ", said Dorina Marini, the representative of the factory in Italy, quoted by PRO TV. The cost of such a mask is almost $ 7, and the manufacturer has already had to honor 15,000 orders.
The well known football clubs also make money during the pandemic. FC Barcelona decided to sell anti-coronavirus masks and launched 3 models, in three different sizes.
Each of them costs 18 euros and, according to the statements of those in the marketing department of the Catalan group, they are made of ecological cotton. Moreover, they are reusable, because, according to the "data sheet", they do not lose their anti-virus qualities even after 40 washes. To encourage local industry, Catalans ordered masks from workshops in the city.
To advertise them, the people from Barcelona also photographed the technician Quique Setien wearing it at one of the trainings this week, so that the fans know exactly what they are buying. Because they are already on the market and, according to the official website of Messi's team, the masks can be found in five stores, one of which is also in Barcelona airport.
The three existing models are now only the first of a total of nine to appear until the resumption of the Spanish first division, which is scheduled to take place around 12 May.
The crisis triggered by COVID-19 paralyzed all activities that required human closeness! But here are a few that have discovered how to unlock areas of activity blocked by the authorities. So did a hairdresser in Ireland, the owner of a bar in Seville, Spain, and a young British man.
Nearly 5 million people have been infected and more than 318,000 have died in the fight against the new coronavirus, which is not as resistant as SARS, but is up to three times more contagious. Until the release of a vaccine (estimated to be mass-produced by the end of 2021), humanity will have to learn to protect itself and "cohabit with the killer virus," warns Michael Ryan, WHO's director of emergency situations. Many have already begun to make ingenious lifestyle changes to protect themselves and others from the killer virus.
- Seville, Spain. The bar "La Gitana Loca” hired a robot as a bartender to be able to operate during the coexistence with the virus. The robot bartender produced by the cyber company Macco can fill and serve 600 mugs in an hour. A pint sells for 0.70 euros and owner Alberto Martinez, 53, hopes to receive the operating license on May 24 when, theoretically, the state of emergency would end if Parliament does not accept Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposal to extend it for another 30 days.
- Drogheda, Ireland. She invented the anti-COVID-19 hairdressing chair in order not to leave his clients with tousled hair during the epidemic. Hairdresser Jean McDonnell, from Drogheda, Lough, Ireland, opened her salon before the government began the phase of easing the austerity measures. She does the hair of her clients in front of other salons after her husband Alan developed a plexiglass cage that protects her and protects clients from possible contamination. Obviously, at the end of April a session at the hairdresser could cost 100 euros.
- Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He invented the curtain for hugs because he couldn't imagine seeing his grandmother and not being able to hug her. Briton Antony Cauvin, 29, spent £ 70 to turn a shower curtain into a special device to hug his grandmother during the coronavirus epidemic. He posted a video with the emotional moment on a social network. The UK has recorded over 35,000 deaths and has 245,000 people infected.
Now they are advised to wear not only sick.
WHO Director-General Tedros Hebreyusus, during a new COVID-19 briefing, announced new recommendations for the prevention of coronavirus. Here are the main points:
- Doctors and other medical staff should always wear masks, regardless of whether they work with infected coronavirus infections or not.
- People over 60 years of age, as well as those who have chronic diseases, are advised to wear masks wherever it is impossible to maintain physical distance.
- The governments of the countries should encourage the wearing of masks in any places where it is impossible to maintain physical distance, especially for public transport and shops.
- Those with symptoms similar to coronavirus infection should stay at home. All who contacted him should be quarantined.
- If a sick person or someone who has contacted him needs to leave the house, he must wear a mask.
- WHO considers masks to be of high quality, which consist of three layers of different materials or more.
Previously, the WHO spoke only about the need to wear masks for the sick, because there was insufficient data (apart from clinical studies, which many experts consider to be of little relevance to real life).
You can’t find a protective mask in pharmacies or it’s price is hitting you? If you want to protect yourself, a mask to cover the mouth and nose can be made at home. However, a textile mask is not as effective as a surgical one, but it is very useful during this period. If you do not know how to sew, with a scissors, a piece of material and two hair bands you can make a protective mask.
The American Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has reverted to previous recommendations made in the context of the pandemic and currently believes that wearing simple masks in textiles could slow the spread of coronavirus.
Instructions for making your home a protective mask
The material used should be cut in such a way that it is wide and long enough to cover your nose and mouth
The material should be bent at length.
At each end tie a hair elastic.
Bring the ends tied inwards.
Arrange the mask near the mouth and nose and fasten the elastics behind the ears.
It is important to know:
•Simple surgical masks have a much higher protection than textiles.
• Even if we wear a mask, we must keep at least 3 steps away from the others.
•We disinfect / wash our hands before and after putting on our masks and do not touch them when wearing them.
•After each use, the textile masks must be washed: a washing machine is sufficient.
•Such textile masks are especially useful in places where physical distance is difficult to maintain: queues, small shops or pharmacies, crowded means of transport, etc.
• This recommendation can be used as an additional public health measure.
• The CDC emphasizes that textile masks should not be worn by children under 2 years of age or by persons with respiratory problems.
• The materials from which the textile masks are made do not sufficiently protect the hospital environment.
•The World Health Organization strongly recommends wearing surgical masks or special protective masks in the hospital environment.
The face shield is very effective. It does not make breathing difficult, and glasses do not fog up. According to scientists from the University of Iowa, the face shield reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 96% if an infected person coughs in your face. And even if you contact the patient for 30 minutes, the shield will protect you by 80%.
For comparison: the effectiveness of disposable medical masks ranges from 60 to 75%. For homemade fabric masks, this number varies depending on the material, from 40 to 90%, and for a respirator reaches 95%.
The face shield does not need to be washed and wait until it dries, it can be disinfected with soap and water or a 70% solution of alcohol, as recommended by use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations regarding the situation of their acute shortage of WHO. And it is reusable, unlike surgical masks. Yes, and it interferes with touching your face.
For optimal protection, the visor should completely cover your chin and forehead, so choose the right size. Ideally, the shield should be worn with the mask. So you cover both your mouth and face skin and eyes.
If you do not know where to buy such a shield, you can make it yourself with a simple instruction.