Canadian Experts Suggest 3-Layered Face Coverings Suitable Against COVID-19

COVID-19 3-layerr facemask
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Covid-19 has forced nations to change their lifestyle, diet, and social activities. Moreover, the coronavirus affects everyone in one way or another. Furthermore, precautionary measures become part of the lifestyle to stay safe and avoid infection from COVID-19.

Using face coverings is part of the routine. Moreover, a proper ventilation system is also vital to control the spread of the coronavirus. Furthermore, the use of sanitizers and washing hands frequently is the new trend. However, the type of face-covering which is best for use varies from country to country.

COVID-19 pandemic is a drastic situation to manage. However, there is no evidence that the damage caused by COVID-19 is irrecoverable. Some patients experience hearing impairment after recovery. But, according to the findings, the reason for this has no relation to coronavirus infection or its treatment strategy. Moreover, people must take precautionary measures seriously. 

COVID-19

The coronavirus has multiple strains. However, the pandemics occurred due to a modified type of coronaviruses. Furthermore, the new-strain that is COVID-19 virus is more virulent and contagious. The new-strain spreads from person to person. 

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When infected Covid-19 patients cough or sneeze, droplets come out of their mouths and nostrils. These droplets contain virus particles that can remain suspended in the air and transmit viruses. Furthermore, droplets containing virus particles land on different surrounding surfaces. Moreover, through these surfaces, the virus can spread to others. 

The virus causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection vary from person to person. Moreover, they differ depending upon the physiological and physiological of the patient. Furthermore, people with weak or compromised immune systems develop complications, and their mortality risk is high. 

Usually, a patient with COIVD-19 infection experiences dry cough, difficulty in breathing, and fever. Furthermore, they may also experience body pains and aches. Some patients experience sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, loss of taste, and smell. Moreover, discoloration of fingers or toes and rash on the skin occurs in some patients. In the case of a critical condition, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, occurs. Besides, in some cases, loss of speech or movement is also observed. 

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Face Coverings

The Canadian Government updated its guideline for the COVID-19. Dr. Theresa Tam is the country’s chief public health officer. According to Tam, people must wear a mask. Moreover, Tam advises people that if they use a cloth mask, then they must use a three-layer cloth-mask. The three-layer cloth-mask is more effective in filtering air. 

Furthermore, people can use their old two-layer cloth-mask, and there is no need to throw them away. However, people need to add layers to their two-layered cloth-mask or can buy a new three-layered face-mask. Moreover, a paper towel or dry baby wipes can act as a filter to make a three-layer cloth mask from a two-layer face mask.

Medical experts across Canada agree that the three-layer cloth mask is more efficient than a two-layer cloth mask. Furthermore, it is considered effective against COVID-19. Moreover, to make a three-layered cloth mask at home, the website of Health Canada includes instructions. According to the website, folded paper towels or non-woven propylene materials can act as an additional layer. Furthermore, non-woven propylene material includes craft fabrics that form reusable shopping bags.

Dr. Jing Wang is a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. She has studied different face mask materials. According to her, it is essential to improve face-mask because it is difficult to maintain social distance indoors.

Adeena Tariq Lari
The author is a graduate of dental surgery from the Dow University Health Sciences, Karachi. She has an academic background in content writing as well as English literature, giving her an edge in the field. Adeena is always curious about physical and mental health. She is always passionate about research and delivering high-quality reliable content to users.