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Early in the pandemic you might pay $7 or even $10 per N95 mask, and there’s been a tremendous amount of fraud and scammy masks (especially scammy KN95 masks, made in China ostensibly to the Chinese standard) and KF94 South Korean masks that strangely have all Chinese language writing on the packaging.
But the truth is that masks just aren’t that hard to come by anymore. I’ve been covering numerous deals where N95s are plentiful. Some of them sell out quickly. But I haven’t seen anything as low as 3M N95 Particulate Respirator, 9010, (Box of 50 Respirators) for 79 cents apiece with free Prime shipping (box of 50).
You have to wear a mask if you fly. Many states and businesses require mask-wearing. If you’re going to wear a mask, you should make it a good one that’s actually protective.
This won’t mean that you have the same protection as a health care worker in a hospital with a properly fitted mask. It doesn’t make you invincible. But it’s much better protection than a cloth mask, and better than a level 3 procedure mask. And at this pricing many of you can afford to change out your masks regularly. Learn to wear it properly, there are plenty of videos on Youtube.
This may not be your preferred size and style. It’s a lot more per mask but I like Aiden Health’s N95 fit kit where they send you an assortment of 10 different styles of masks so you can figure out what works best for your face and comfort.
This 3M N95 Particulate Respirator, 9010, (Box of 50 Respirators) at 79 cents apiece shipped may not last. However I do believe the mask shortage – especially for non-surgical N95s – is over. It’s time to start wearing better masks. They don’t just protect against Covid but can help against other airborne pathogens as well. For instance all of the precautions we’ve been taking have seemed to suppress the flu this past year.
(HT: Dan’s Deals)
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