With the now trending advisory from Makati Medical Center (MMC) regarding the prohibition of the use of Coppermasks in their hospital, everyone has been glued to their phones debating on the efficacy of this product.

The news spread like wildfire, and Coppermask was able to respond within the day. We asked Coppermask to share a few of his insights to this whole debate.

Why is there a hole at the bottom?
Not all people are used to wearing masks. There is a hole underneath so it can be breathable. Covid-19 spreads via droplets, so, technically, even if there is a hole in the bottom, it won’t reach your nose because there are no droplets that turn up from the bottom to the nose.
One can be infected with Covid-19 due to aerosol procedures like bronchoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and such. There is no public presence of airborne covid because no one is going around intubated.

Why use copper?
It can disinfect viruses and bacteria because of its extra negative charge. With this, it can kill the virus and bacteria that’s why it is antimicrobial. It is clinically proven and has been used since Egyptian times.

What are your thoughts on MMC’s advisory?
We agree with the post by MMC that is circulating. It’s also stated in our box that Coppermask is not for medical use, because, in the hospital setting, we can get infected with airborne-type diseases such as airborne Covid-19 due to intubation, etc.

Coppermask adds, “Our products are researched and checked by active physicians. They also want to use Coppermask as a second layer. First is surgical mask, and second is coppermask. If you only wear surgical mask, it is possible that there are droplets that land on the surface of the mask. So, for added protection, surgical masks first, then you wear the Coppermask.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/06/coppermask-responds-to-hospital-advisory/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coppermask-responds-to-hospital-advisory)