When someone has the flu, it’s only a matter of time before those who come in contact with that person also end up with it. The same concept is true about Coronavirus, Ebola and other airborne viruses.
When you’re around someone who has the disease, your risks of getting it multiply. The solution, it seems, would simply be to avoid those who are symptomatic.
But it’s not that easy. Just like the flu, the Coronavirus can be within someone and you won’t know it because the symptoms can be so similar. Cold- or flu-like symptoms usually set in from two to fourteen days after coronavirus infection, and they are typically mild.
Some of the symptoms of Coroavirus are:
- runny nose
- sore throat
- a general feeling of being unwell
But the flu has these symptoms, too.
So what happens is that whenever people are around others who have these symptoms, it can be easy to dismiss them as being something less serious. Dismissing the flu symptoms in someone who truly has the flu isn’t life threatening to you (in some cases, although even the flu kills some people each year).
But dismissing Coronavirus symptoms can be life threatening. Your best chance of beating this disease is to protect yourself before it gets a chance to harm you.
One good way that you can do this is by using a respirator mask. Without one, you can breathe in the exhalation pathogen from a Coronavirus stricken person if he or she sneezes into the air. Respirator masks are designed to keep out pathogens that can enter the body through the mouth or nose. By blocking these pathogens, you increase your protection against airborne viruses.
Not all respirator masks are effective against pathogens and particles, so you want to look for ones that have high ratings in safety and customer satisfaction. The 3M Particulate Respirator 8233 is one such mask.
This is a NIOSH approved disposable one that has a top rated filtration protection of 99.97 percent. Inside the respirator, the material is made for the comfort of long usage.
The mask has a cup that helps the respirator have a snug fit. There is a flexible nose clip that can be fitted to individual needs. This is what helps prevent condensation from building up in the safety goggles that you need to wear as well.
It has a Cool Flow Exhalation Valve. This is a feature that makes it comfortable – even when you’re wearing it in hot weather. The respirator has a good seal and adjustable straps to ensure you get a tight, protective fit.