In past, we have seen many countries using face masks to protect from viral infections like Swine Flu, SARS, etc. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the infection has spread rapidly which made the world suffer. The increasing number of patients domestically and globally has shaken the health system. It’s alarming for everyone to take necessary precautions like maintaining social distancing, sanitization, and also using PPE for the protection from novel Coronavirus. While few of them were already available resource to prevent the virus infection few have been invented recently to counter novel Coronavirus infections. Here goes the list of 5 inventions that protect us from COVID-19 virus.
1. Face Masks
As per the expert doctor’s advise good quality mask-like N95 is helpful to resist the COVID-19 virus from entering our respiratory system. If followed the guideline about the usage of mask and other protocols face masks can protect us from infection.
2. Face Shield
While a face mask is a must to protect our respiratory system face shield provides complete protection of the face as it additionally covers our eyes and ears which can also be prone to virus infection. Face shields are limited in the market due to low production but they can be made at home for personal use. Many companies may soon be able to bring the commercial product into market.
3. Hand wash and Sanitizer
Washing hands with soap is very essential activity practiced since childhood. However, at the present pandemic time, we need to be extra caring to wash hands after touching any object. Good sanitizer plays a vital role while traveling when soap and water is not available.
Usage of gloves in past has been mostly for hospitals and the food industry however while purchasing or at work or while traveling to protect from the COVID-19 virus gloves help to protect from direct contact to the skin. Guidelines for the usage of gloves must be followed for complete protection.
5. PPE gowns
Non-woven water and airproof PPE gowns have emerged as one of the main equipment for medical staff, security staff, and even for public visiting containment zone or closer to COVID-19 patients or people living closer to infected patients,.
The above list is for external equipment to protect from the infection. However other medical inventions like testing kits, ventilators, medicines, etc have played major role to treat patients and save lives. There may be a day when we may need to go to work wearing PPE as many countries follow it to for uninterrupted business.
Hope that this article is helpful for you and your family to protect you from the COVID-19 infection. Please write us your feedback in comment section.