How Effective Are KF94 Masks in Protecting Against COVID-19 Infection?
August 29, 2022 - Of all the face masks, N95 is king. But these masks can be hard to come by in a worldwide pandemic. At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, N95 masks were prioritized for healthcare workers. N95 masks can be purchased in-store or online. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of people's desperation to be safe and sell fake N95 masks. So, plenty of people have turned to KN95 masks, the Chinese equivalent of N95s. Unfortunately, growing scams selling counterfeit KN95 masks make it difficult to know if you are getting a quality mask.
That's why some people use KF94 masks, the Korean version of an N95 mask. These masks differ slightly from N95s and KN95s but offer high-level protection against COVID-19.
Several doctors and engineers cite Collins's work as the reason people learn about KF94s. "I've been testing them and screening them and talking about them from the top of my lungs," said Collins, who particularly likes the rigorous screening process for KF94 masks. "In South Korea, if you put a KF94 stamp on your masks and don't meet the standards, the government will fine you heavily," explained Collins. "I like these masks because of the quality system in place."
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