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- Amazon’s best-selling 3-layer face masks are back in stock and just dropped to a new all-time low price of just 70¢ per mask.
- The CDC states that everyone needs to wear a face mask anytime they go outside, whether it’s to a high-risk location like a grocery store or even just to go out and take a walk
- Strict face mask policies along with social distancing and good hygiene are the only way to start getting back to normal in other areas of our lives and prevent the inevitable second wave of novel coronavirus infections from being as bad as the first.
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There will be a second wave of novel coronavirus infections. It’s inevitable and it’s completely impossible to avoid. Dr. Fauci has said it on multiple occasions and so have countless other experts who put reality ahead of politics. Until there’s an effective vaccine that’s is widely available, there is simply nothing we can do to eradicate COVID-19.
Now, just because there’s a second wave coming doesn’t mean we have to stop reopening the economy. Quite the contrary, in fact. But there are three things we all need to do now that businesses are reopening across the country if we want to ensure that the second wave of novel coronavirus infections is nowhere near as bad as the current one. First, we need to practice strict social distancing. Second, we need to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitizer (which is in stock right now at Amazon) anytime we touch any surface while in public. And third, we need to wear face masks anytime we leave the house for any reason whatsoever.Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) List Price:$11.30 Price:$34.99 ($0.70 / Mask) You Save:$1.99 (18%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
You need to wear a face mask when you go out. Period. Even the CDC says so. People with nonessential jobs are being advised to continue to shelter in place right now but even as businesses start to open up, you should still continue to quarantine yourself and only go out when you absolutely must. When you do have to go out to pick up groceries or do something else that is absolutely necessary, the CDC advises us all to use some type of protective face covering in order to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. That DOES NOT mean you should wear an N95 mask or even the KN95 masks that are now flooding the market from China. As long as you practice social distancing and good hygiene, a standard face mask will do just fine.
There are a bunch of different options out there that won’t block healthcare professionals from getting the medical-grade face masks they all need so desperately. We recently told you how to quickly and easily make your own DIY face masks using supplies that you likely already have lying around your home, and they’re far more effective than other cloth DIY face mask instructions you’ll find online. If you want to step things up a bit, someone reverse-engineered an N95 face mask and posted instructions to make your own, complete with a virus neutralizer.
If you’re not the DIY type though, don’t worry because we have some excellent news for you.Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) List Price:$11.30 Price:$34.99 ($0.70 / Mask) You Save:$1.99 (18%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Last week, we told you that Amazon’s best-selling face masks by Jointown were back in stock and available to ship out right away. The wildly popular Jointown masks are linked above, and now there’s another best-seller that just came back in stock: XHW 3-ply face masks. This second option is sold by Amazon so orders might arrive even faster, and they’re only $0.80 per mask compared to a new all-time low of $0.70 for Jointown masks. Just note that the one-star review on there is from some moron who doesn’t understand that all of these masks are made in China and obviously cannot have live coronavirus on them by the time they arrive in the United States.
Both of these options are 3-layer masks that do a great job of blocking things from your airways and preventing the virus from spreading if you already have it — provided you also take the necessary precautions and practice strict social distancing. These are not N95 masks or medical-grade surgical masks, and that’s important to note. That said, the CDC recommends that we wear cloth face coverings like these masks anytime we leave the house. They’re also much better than most of the cloth DIY face masks that people are sharing plans for online right now.Disposable Face Mask, Pack of 50 Price:$39.99 ($0.80 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
When we told you about these face masks arriving back in stock on Amazon, tens of thousands of our readers rushed over to the site to buy them. Incredibly, however, these best-selling masks are still in stock and still available to ship right away. There are other face masks available right now on Amazon as well, so if shipping times start to slip back you can always use that page to find comparable masks. Another popular option among our readers lately is the even thicker Anntuk 4-ply face mask. It’s a bit pricier than the other ones we’ve mentioned, but plenty of people out there are willing to pay for the extra sense of security. If you ask us, the 3-ply masks are more than good enough.Price:$14.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
The aforementioned face masks from Amazon and the two DIY masks we linked earlier in this article are all great options, and they’ll definitely do the job if you also remain vigilant. Stay at home unless you absolutely must go out. Practice social distancing and stay as far away from other people when you do have to leave the house. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as frequently as possible, especially after touching surfaces outside of your home.
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