Tag Archives: Masks

Millions of fake N95 masks shipped to multiple states, feds say

Federal officials said Wednesday they have seized some 11 million fake N95 masks, including 1 million earlier today, as part of a federal investigation into the foreign-made knockoffs that have been distributed to hospitals, medical facilities, and beyond in at least five states.  The fake masks closely resemble N95 masks produced by Minnesota-based company 3M. The… Read More »

CDC says U.S. could control coronavirus in 12 weeks if most Americans wear masks, social distance

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | Pool | Reuters The U.S. could get the coronavirus pandemic under control if most Americans wear masks, embrace social distancing and practice good… Read More »

Study Provides Some Clarity On Use Of Masks For Coronavirus

A study, which was conducted before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, proved that surgical masks can help with preventing seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, being transmitted from infected individuals. Making use of a breath-capturing device called the “Gesundheit II machine”, researchers revealed that the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected individuals were significantly reduced using… Read More »

3M sues New Jersey company for alleged price gouging of masks to NYC officials

3M N95 particulate filtering face mask are seen at a store in East Palo Alto, California, United States on January 26, 2020. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images Industrial company 3M announced Friday that it is suing a New Jersey company for alleged price gouging and illegal trade practices involving N95 respirators, a key… Read More »

National stockpile almost out of coronavirus masks and other medical equipment

The Strategic National Stockpile is running low on N95 and surgical masks, gowns, and other medical supplies. About 90% of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has already been doled out to states combating the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Katie McKeogh, a spokeswoman… Read More »

CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks as Death Count Rises

SUNDAY, April 5, 2020 — The White House announced new guidance on Friday that urges all Americans to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. As President Donald Trump told the American public about the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation during a coronavirus task force briefing, he noted… Read More »