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Tag: Face Mask

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Good News! Researchers develop N95-like mask can capture, deactivate Covid spike protein

"This new material can filter out the virus like the N95 mask does, but also includes antiviral enzymes that completely deactivate it. This innovation is another layer of protection against SARS-CoV-2 that can help prevent the virus from spreading," said Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya from the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

After BMC, BeMC in Ganjam makes wearing of face mask mandatory 
After BMC, BeMC in Ganjam makes wearing of face mask mandatory 

In an official order issued by BeMC Commissioner J Sonal on July 18, residents of BeMC area and those visiting the city have been advised to wear face masks appropriately while in public places.

Wearing Mask Can Reduce Covid Infection By 53%: Study
Wearing Mask Can Reduce Covid Infection By 53%: Study

The findings come as several countries have loosened masking requirements, citing vaccine efficacy. But experts have warned against lifting mask mandates. Although vaccines have proved to be safe and effective, yet most vaccines do not confer 100 per cent protection. Moreover, it is also not known how vaccines will prevent future transmission of SARS-CoV-2, given emerging variants.

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COVID-19: Researchers Develop Face Mask That Makes Wearer Less Infectious

New York: People wear face masks to protect others — not merely to protect themselves. With this in mind, researchers have developed a new concept for a mask that aims to make the wearer less infectious. The central idea is to modify mask fabrics with anti-viral chemicals that can sanitize exhaled, escaped respiratory droplets. By […]

MIT's New Face Mask Can Inactivate Novel Coronavirus Using Heat

Boston: Scientists at MIT have designed a novel face mask that can not only filter out the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, but also inactivate it using heat. The new mask incorporates a heated copper mesh and does not need to be decontaminated or thrown away after use, according to the researchers. As the person […]

Widespread Face Mask Use Can Prevent Covid-19 Second Wave

London: Widespread use of face masks combined with physical distancing and some lockdown can lower Covid-19 transmission and may prevent a second wave of novel coronavirus infections, say researchers. A study suggests that lockdowns alone will not stop the resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 and that even homemade masks with limited effectiveness can dramatically reduce transmission rates […]

Make Wearing Of Face Mask A Way Of Life: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday urged people to make wearing face masks a common part of their lives. The governor made this appeal while releasing a special cover on ‘COVID-19, global pandemic’ and a pack of 10 picture postcards at the Raj Bhawan here. Wearing a mask is one of the preventive measures […]

Covid-19: Trump admin recommends face masks as US death toll crosses 7,100

New York: US President Donald Trump announced new guidelines on Friday recommending that Americans wear face mask (coverings) while in public to battle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic but made it clear that he is “choosing not to do it”. “It’s a recommendation. It’s voluntary. I just don’t want to wear one myself”, Trump […]