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  • Infectious Disease Experts are Advising Precaution as the New COVID XBB Subvariant Spreads

    Doctors are urging the public to wear masks in crowds and to get vaccinated as the XBB subvariant now accounts for half of all COVID cases in New E...
  • How to Select the best face mask for kids

    Protection against viruses and illnesses is important for everyone. This is especially the case for your children.  Virus prevention for your young ones, is essential to prevent potential significant long term health related issues. Knowing how to select the best facemasks for kids that are authentic and laboratory tested to protect against viruses is crucial
  • Covid Hospitalizations on the Rise During the Festive Season

    While healthcare systems are still contending with a rush of sick people infected with RSV and influenza, even more patients infected with Covid-19 are now arriving at U.S. hospitals after Thanksgiving. 
  • This is why KINGFA is one of our favorite face mask manufacturers

    Did you know that melt-blown fabric is the core material of face masks? The KINGFA KN95 face mask, for example, offers five protective layers including two polypropylene non-woven layers, two melt-blown filter cloths, and one non-woven cotton middle layer.
  • BQ.1 & BQ1.1 Variant Update: Here's what you need to know about the latest ‘triple-demic’ threat

    If you’ve kept an eye on the news headlines this past couple of weeks, you’ll be well aware of the latest Omicron subvariants, known as BQ.1 and BQ1.1, currently circulating in the U.S. While BA.5 is still the dominant variant in the country, being the cause for 62% of cases, BQ.1 and BQ1.1 currently account for 17% of COVID cases in the U.S.

  • The next U.S. COVID wave is likely to be driven by “escape variants” - the "most antibody-evasive” strains ever tested

    Two new Omicron offshoots are currently raising cause for concern as the XBB variant is driving COVID case surges across Singapore and Bangladesh while the B.Q.1.1 variant is causing an increase in COVID cases across the United Kingdom, where infections are doubling every week, and Europe where hospitalizations are increasing as the weather is cooling down.
  • KINGFA KN95: High Filtration Rates and Excellent Breathability

    The purpose of a face mask is to filter the air before it reaches your airway and lungs and to filter the air you exhale before it can be inhaled by another person.
  • Which is the best KN95 mask and why?

    In this article, we’ll be showcasing the best KN95 face mask currently available from Planet Halo Health. But, before we do that, let’s quickly take a look at what exactly a KN95 mask is.
  • Recent statistics reveal that almost 80% of children in the U.S have had COVID-19 at least once

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 80% of children in the United States between the ages of 6 months to 17 years have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Mask mandate might be on the horizon as BA.5 variant pushes Los Angeles County into the high COVID-19 community level

    California is currently making its way through yet another severe COVID-19 wave, propelled by the BA.5 subvariant. This caused an increase in cases and hospitalizations that pushed Los Angeles County into the high COVID-19 community level and unless conditions approve, this could set off a new public indoor mask mandate by July 29, reports Los Angeles Times.  
  • Top tips for protecting yourself against ‘the worst version’ of COVID-19 while traveling during the holidays - BA.4 & BA.5 Variant

    A recent article by West Coast Correspondent Andrew Romano titled ‘The worst version of COVID is spreading. Can we update our vaccines in time?’ highlights the extraordinary job COVID-19 vaccines have been doing in shielding us from illness, hospitalization and death over the last 18 months. Romano does, however, make a very relevant point when stating, “But viruses evolve, and vaccines should too.”
  • The benefits of an adjustable face mask

    These adjustable face masks are top in their class when it comes to quality, comfort, and value for money

    Let’s be honest; one-size-fits-all solutions don’t always work for everyone - especially when it comes to face masks. It’s exactly for this reason that our team here at Planet Halo Health took extra care to source the best adjustable face mask options currently available on the market.