Coronavirus: How safe is it to wash and use the N-95 mask? Know what experts say

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So far, more than 95 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide while more than 14 lakh people have also died. In the case of maximum infections, America is in the first place and India is second. So far more than one crore of 27 lakh people have been affected by Corona in America whereas in India also this figure has reached above 91 lakh. Still, the most effective measures to avoid this include wearing masks. Although the N-95 mask is said to be quite safe but is it safe to wash and use again?


How safe is it to wash and use the N-95 mask?

Dr. Ghanshyam Pangtey of Lady Hardinge College, Delhi, explains, 'An N-95 mask can be used four times, but for this people should have 3-4 masks so that the number of each mask comes on the third or fourth day. N-95 masks cannot be washed. Washing reduces the mask's ability to stop the virus and even kills it many times. Doctors, health workers, police forces, and other front line workers may not use washed N-95 masks at all because they come in direct contact with infected people. '


Oxford vaccine up to 70.4 percent quality, what would you say?

Dr. Ghanshyam Pangtey says, 'More than 100 vaccines are in trial mode worldwide. Among them, 10–12 vaccines are running in the last phase. The Oxford vaccine is 70-90 percent quality in the third phase trial. Apart from this, there are many vaccines, such as Pfizer, Moderna, whose quality is 90-95 percent. These include India's covariate. Yes, the biggest advantage of the Oxford vaccine is that it is slightly cheaper than others.


People have forgotten the Kovid protocol, what would they say to such people?

Dr. Ghanshyam Pangtey says, 'The festivities have passed, but now people are in a festive mood and are increasing the way they meet, due to which the situation is becoming worrying. The way cases are increasing again after the reduction, lest the beds in the hospital start falling short. If this happens, the panic will increase in people and the infected will increase. So follow the protocol.

It is advisable to eat hot food during the Corona period, but it is not possible in the office, school, what to do in such a situation?

Dr. Ghanshyam Pangtey explains, 'In the Corona period people are asked to eat hot food or drink hot water, but do not get upset if there is no heating system. If the food is homemade and has not come in contact with anyone else then there is less chance of infection. As far as cold is concerned, many lunch boxes have come such that the temperature at which food is packed remains at that temperature for many hours. Apart from this, care has to be taken on whether to eat or have lunch alone.