You may have seen graphs or media reports referring to R, the reproduction number; however, if you are like most people, you probably still have a few questions. In this blog post we’ll try to explain this concept and how it is relevant to the current pandemic. At the most basic level, R is the number of new cases of an infectious disease generated by a single case.
Graphene has been in the face mask news recently, and there’s still some confusion regarding this important topic. First the basics, graphene is a nanomaterial consisting of a hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms. These atoms of carbon are in a single layer giving graphene some very interesting chemical and physical properties.
Many of you have encountered the term N95 during your search for Covid-19 protection, however you probably still have some questions. This designation comes from the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and describes the ability of a device to protect the wearer from particulate matter in air.
Most of you have now heard of the latest SARS-COV-2 variant, Omicron. Omicron was named a Variant of Concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 26th of November 2021. After Alpha, Beta, Gamma and more recently, Delta – Omicron is the fifth WHO-named variant.
Welcome to the first of many SafeTMed blog posts. We’ll try to bring you current, pertinent information regarding masks, sanitizer, and protecting yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic in a short easy-to-understand format.
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