Alert for ineffectiveness of some masks with the British strain

Recently, a new strain of coronavirus has emerged in Europe, this has emerged in Great Britain, and it is feared that many of the masks that are in circulation will not serve to stop the spread of this virus.

The alarm has arisen in different countries of the European Union, where extra measures are already being taken due to this new data that was previously unknown. All this with the sole purpose of stopping the advance of this virus and its mutations. The French government has already advised against the use of masks that have a filtration that is less than 90%.

This means that the majority of cloth and hygienic masks become useless from now on, since their use would pose a risk to the user by not having protection.

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The Minister of Solidarity and Health of France, Olivier Véran, affirmed this past Tuesday that these masks were insufficient and that they were causing higher than usual levels of contagion, a statement supported by the French High Council for Health, and also warned that it was one of the reasons this strain had been so rampant in the UK.

The Minister stated on the France Inter station that category two artisanal and fabric masks "do not offer sufficient guarantees in the face of this new threat" since they only offer a filtration of up to 70%.

The recommended surgical masks and FFP2, since these offer a filtration superior to 95%.

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Infection growth

The French Government has studied the results of the PCR tests that have been carried out in the country and affirms that those affected by this new strain already account for 1,4% of those infected by covid, and the numbers are only growing . This means that 140 out of every 1000 affected is by the new mutation.

It is true that the number of infected by this new strain is relatively for now, but the authorities fear its spread since it is known that this variant is highly aggressive and contagious, they have the case of a residence near Paris where 36 people were quickly infected with her.

These new news raise fears that a new total confinement will be considered, like the one we suffered last year, this would be the third they would go through in France. Last Saturday it was announced that it would not be the case for now, but the measures have been tightened, marking the curfew at 18.00:XNUMX p.m.

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From Masks Béjar We recommend the use of approved masks, as well as respecting the security measures imposed, we will soon be able to end this pandemic all together.