- For everyday use in normal situations, all you need to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19 are Amazon’s best-selling coronavirus face masks — and they’re currently on sale for just $0.50 each.
- Combined with good hygiene (which means using Purell hand sanitizer anytime you touch any surface or object outside your home), these masks do a great job of keeping you safe.
- For higher-risk situations like riding public transportation, N95 and KN95 face masks offer better protection.
- In addition to those well-known masks, however, there’s a new type of “smart” electronic face mask available that supposedly filters small particles even better than N95 masks.
You shouldn’t stop everyday activities like driving from place to place, going for a walk, spending time outdoors with friends and family, or shopping for groceries because the novel coronavirus is getting worse all across the country. You should, however, ALWAYS protect yourself and the people around you with a face mask. Standard 3-ply face masks are more than good enough to protect you from the novel coronavirus. What’s more, they’re very inexpensive so you can stock up on them and always have some handy. In fact, the best-selling coronavirus face masks on Amazon’s entire site are on sale right now for just $0.50 each.
When it comes to higher-risk situations, you probably want protection that’s a bit better than what you get with regular 3-layer masks. We’re talking about things like riding public transportation, flying somewhere on a plane, visiting a doctor’s office, or doing anything indoors where you can’t always stay 10 feet away from other people. That’s where N95 and KN95 masks come in handy.
The “95” in N95 and KN95 face masks means that the mask has been tested and confirmed to filter out at least 95% of microscopic airborne particles like bacteria and viruses. The most popular KN95 masks we cover are definitely MagiCare KN95 face masks, which are on Amazon right now for $2.45 each when you buy a 20-pack.
What you might not realize is that some masks offer even better protection than N95 and KN95 masks. For example, you can get these genuine 3M respirators on Amazon along with NIOSH-approved P95 or even P100 particulate filters that filter at least 99.7% of tiny airborne particles. They’re supposed to be for hospitals but for some reason they’re now available for anyone to order.
Finally, we wanted to show you one more option that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s called the Shangrui Smart Electric Respirator and the manufacturer states that it filters 99% of PM2.5 particles like chemicals, chemicals, and viruses. Whereas most masks this efficient make it difficult to breathe, this mask has a special electronic fan that sucks in air and runs it through a special replaceable filter. Then there’s also a valve so you can exhale easier and prevent moisture from building up.
It’s definitely a unique design, and it’s available to order right now on Amazon. You can also pick up a 20-pack of replacement filters for just $19.99.
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