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*Which face mask should you wear for good protection?
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Newsletter November 2020
Dear reader,
The Coronavirus continues to determine our lives. 
However, the vaccine is getting closer and closer. The World Health Organization website reports that there are 46 serious vaccine candidates in different research phases. Vaccination is expected to start in the coming month. The 2 vaccines with the best chance are the  Pfizer and the Moderna vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine promises to be more than 90% effective and the Moderna vaccine even 94.5%.
A disadvantage of the Pfizer vaccine is that it must be stored at -70 degrees Celsius and can therefore only be given in hospitals.
Not all citizens are expected to be vaccinated immediately.
According to the Dutch Health Council, the most health gains can be achieved by first administering a vaccine to the over-60s, the sick and healthcare workers. If it is not possible to vaccinate the elderly or the chronically ill, then those close to them can be vaccinated.
There will be more clarity in the coming weeks.
In this newsletter we provide you with information about the quality of face masks and which face mask you can wear best.
Kind regards,
Bernadette Veeger
Which face mask should you wear for good protection?
Worldwide, 129 billion face masks have been used every month since the corona crisis. Many of these are disposable masks, which are increasingly ending up in nature and on the street.
In many cases face masks only provide a false sense of security. Scientists from TU Delft have tested many masks and the medical masks came out as the best. These masks are for sale in supermarkets, pharmacies, online and -in the Netherlands- in vending machines at train stations.
The rest of the masks did a lot worse in the test.  The fit has a big influence. The test results clearly show that due to a poor fit, many face masks show "leakage" at the nose, cheeks and chin. And sometimes the fabric also lets through water droplets.
The Spanish Ministry of Health recommends the following medical masks:
1. Hygienic masks with a UNE quality mark. These are advised for healthy people.
2. Surgical masks must state the name of the manufacturer, the quality mark CE (certificado europeo), UNE EN14683 (standard quality and type: 1, 2, or 2R (this says something about the quality of the filters). These masks filter the exhaled air and prevents infected (asymptomatic) people from infecting others through sneezing, coughing and talking.
 3. EPI mask: These are used by doctors and nurses who treat Covid patients, and recommended for Covid patients with complaints and  vulnerable people. These masks mention the name of the manufacturer, CE mark, UNE, R or NR (reusable or not), FFP1, 2 or 3 (filter) P1, 2 or 3 (filter against particles).    
Reusable masks, which are NOT recommended, should be washed at 60 degrees after each use to kill any bacteria and virus particles. There are also face masks with a valve on the outside. With repeated use and washing at 60 degrees, it is not clear whether this valve will continue to work properly. If the filter sticks, you exhale through the valve without filtering this air.
When you take off your mask, you should only touch the rubber bands. If you touch the mask, you should wash your hands immediately. If you are not using the mask for a while, keep it in a sterile place, such as in a sealed plastic bag.

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  • Our specialists will be available for appointments on the following dates:
    • Dr. Pedro Chinchurreta, cardiologist: Thursday 03/12/2020.
    • Dr. Manio Maravic, neurologist: Thursday 24/12/2020. 
    • Dr. Vicente Aneri Más, dermatologist: Friday 04/12/2020.
    • Dr. Victor Aguilar, gastroenterologist: Wednesdy 25/11/2020.
    • Janet van Dam, Thermal Imaging Therapist: From 23/11/20 - 27/11/2020.
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