Tag: mask

US sues Chinese firm over half-million ‘fake’ N95 masks

The US Justice Department sued a Chinese company for selling nearly a half million fake and substandard N95 respirator to US buyers in April as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country. In a complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the department said...

PPE and pestilence: The origins of medical masks

by Kelly MACNAMARA A mysterious and deadly disease rips through the population causing a fearful public to adopt hastily-made masks as experts debate how best to slow the spread of infection. A scene this week from cities in Europe and the United States tiptoeing out of...

Man refuses to wear mask properly, challenges building staff member

Another video of someone refusing to wear a mask in public -- this time properly -- went viral on social media on Tuesday (May 12). The 20-second clip showed a man at the entrance of Novena Square 2. The man, who had a mask on but...

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

by Sara HUSSEIN The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections? Experts agree that the ordinary...

Experts say masks are unnecessary if you are well

As the Wuhan virus continues to spread, more and more people are making a beeline for stores to buy whatever it is they deem effective in protecting themselves from the novel coronavirus. Tensions have been high as the demand for masks has increased drastically,...