Coronavirus – Time to stock up on N95 Respirator masks


 

A good prepper should make sure they have a supply of N95 Respirator masks on hand. Just in case the virus gets out of hand. For peace of mind. I’ll give you three of my picks.

At the time of the SARS scare, there was a shortage of masks with many hospitals having to struggle to purchase an adequate supply.

Amazon still is offering masks at a reasonable cost but that will probably change as the demand may increase. I note some suppliers are on delayed delivery.

What you need to know about a good mask. You want more than the flimsy paper masks that you get when you go to the Doctor’s office with a cold.

NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece … – CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/n95list1.html

 

The N95 respirator is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators.

 

CDC: Dated but gives you the facts.

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks

Posted on  by Lisa Brosseau, ScD, and Roland Berry Ann –

With the advent of a novel H1N1 influenza outbreak in spring 2009 and the expectation of a second wave during the 2009–2010 flu season, there has been considerable interest in the use of surgical masks (facemasks) and respirators as infection control measures. Although their appearance is often similar, respirators are designed and engineered for distinctly different functions than surgical masks. The amount of exposure reduction offered by respirators and surgical masks differs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the use of a NIOSH-certified N95 or better respirator for the protection of healthcare workers who come in direct contact with patients with H1N1.

The CDC guidance can be found  In September 2009 the Institute of Medicine released a report that also recommends N95 respirators for the protection of healthcare workers from H1N1. This blog examines the scientific principles behind the design and performance of surgical masks and respirators. Although these principles apply to all particulate respirators, the discussion presented in this article is focused on the most frequently used respirator in healthcare settings, the N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR).

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N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks

 

Continues:  Additionally, the NIOSH Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page can help users identify NIOSH-approved respirators and learn how to use and obtain these products.

Previously I worked in healthcare. 3M is the gold standard. When looking to purchase be sure the image matches the description. No knock offs from China with this purchase.

This is a good one if you will be wearing it for an extended period of time.

 

 

Another good one if you can snag it. Easier and more comfortable breathing as above.

NEW 8511PB1-A-PS Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack

3M Particulate Respirator 8210, N95,

This is an inexpensive mask.. less than a buck a piece last I checked Amazon. An Amazon top pick. Some vendors back ordered.. Not individually packaged and not as comfortable but will get the job done for short hauls.

No need to panic, but buy them now. I checked Amazon last night and several have moved out completely. Checked vendors. Some gouging underway.

The swamp is not moving on this as they should, so it’s up to us for peace of mind.

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44 Responses to “Coronavirus – Time to stock up on N95 Respirator masks”

  1. Fred G Says:

    It’s morons like you who are hoarding the masks for a virus thousands of miles away, keeping people who need them for work (drywallers, people working with concrete, etc.) from being able to buy them. How many of you have hoarded n95 masks but haven’t gotten a flu shot? The flu has killed about 20x as many people as coronavirus this year. Sure, it may be less lethal and less contagious, but it’s also infinitely more likely to actually affect you unless you’re planning a trip to China soon. I need some for work, and can’t find them anywhere. I couldn’t believe it when someone said that idiots were hoarding masks because they are paranoid about coronavirus. None of you are going to get coronavirus, but you might just help cause someone else to get silicosis because he can’t find a mask.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Buy yourself a full respirator… there are plenty of them available and you would have much better protection. The shortage if there is one…. is because of Austrailia and the fires…..
      Sorry,,,,, I am not hording. I have had plenty for decades… Sars and before…….
      Protect your family… first comes first and you are crazy if you think this is not coming here in a major way. I worked in healthcare and this is the real deal.

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  2. Marco Muñoz Says:

    You guys check PCG out, bullish all the way!! Back to the 20s where it belongs

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  3. thelevinelowdown Says:

    Thank you very much for this informative post! I enjoyed reading it and learning from your thoughts! I have recently published an article on my blog about coronavirus and whether we should be concerned about the disease. If you have time, it would be great if you could check out my post and let me know your thoughts! Thanks.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the info… I was going to post it last week but thought little interest as not much in the news……..you know, the old tin foil hat post I would be accused of..

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    Do you think this is a legitimate concern or is the MSM trying to distract us from something? Normally I would think this is a distraction but this would take the attention of impeachment so I think that makes it more likely to be real.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Better safe then sorry… I doubt that China would play with closing 11 million people down…… if anything I am more worried Trump is…. good case could be made to blame him if this gets out of control.

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  5. kidme37 Says:

    If they are actually locking down cities in China then I’d say it is not being over-played there at least – not so sure about here.

    Don’t know if true, but I’ve read that normal influenza has a .15 lethality rate where this thing is 2.0% and mostly older people or those with ‘medical issues’ at the time.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      If my memory serves me Kid, a lot more virulent and contagious as far as this type of virus.. Compared to China should have shut down at once… I think if you check how Sars was handled it was much different. Animal to human transmission is extremely rare and thus why more deadly and contagious..
      Not trying to hype this but no need for us to worry with good sound hygiene practices and adequate masks.
      I know we really geared up at our hospital with hours of training and worse case scenario as to who would be forced/ required to work.. Isolation was required.

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  6. Adrienne Says:

    Peter – I just checked Staples and you must have gotten there before they ran out and raised the price. Amazon is still the best deal.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Sp far do good. Adrienne as far as supply….

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      • Adrienne Says:

        I ordered the cool flow from Amazon. About $21.00 for 10 (including tax.) They’re supposed to be back in stock on Jan. 31st. Works for me. I really should be wearing these when I’m doing a lot of gardening since I’m allergic to soil mold. I’ve never use a mask before ’cause they steam up you’re glasses, but since my cataract surgery no more glasses. Cool!

        I’m hoping they can be used more than once – like maybe twice.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        A… that is a good one….. yes they last for a good while.. as long as you get a good seal.. the cheap ones last a full day or so as well depending how much perspiration I have found… or if using for a few hours it gets extended as far as lasting. rest easy….

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  7. peter3nj Says:

    Off topic: Venezuela
    We’re preparing our next shipment of food and medicine, including a nebulizer, toys, clothes and Easter chocolates for the two baby girls scheduled for an Easter arrival for my wife’s family in Venezuela.,With what little money they have there is nothing to purchase.
    Are you listening you moronic wannabe socialists who check out at Costco with your shopping carts loaded to the sky? Your ignorance is anything but bliss.

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  8. peter3nj Says:

    Speaking of rats-the one running for the Democrat nomination I’m pulling for plugs- pun intended- so the Berniecrats stay home on Election Day.

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  9. Linda Says:

    My son seems to think this virus is man made, not biological…anyways…I had to chuckle over Peter’s comment, smiles.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. peter3 Says:

    Protective masks should be distributed to those exposed to the noxious fumes being spewed by the Democrats in the senate.🦨

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