For God’s sake, Philippines, somebody has to tell you…



How to save a life. (updated 4/12/2021)
Stop using fake Chinese PPE.

Genuine Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can contribute to the prevention of  exposure to infectious disease, like the COVID-19 illness.


Here are two men risking their lives due to fake Chinese PPE. The so-called “shield” is a fake “medical disease prevention device” according to the sellers, that does not protect the wearer from anything, in fact it dangerously scoops and channels ambient air, pathogens too, to the nose and eyes.

Oddly, millions of Filipinos are wearing them as cases jump to 10k+ daily in a country of 110 million doing the least amount of testing in the world.


by Micheal John


“The noses and eyes of these gentlemen, are exposed as targets for the virus,” says a Manila-based nurse and PPE specialist, Karina Angeles.

“Their noses are half ‘protected’ by layers of cloth, (but not protective against toxic pollutants or SARS-CoV-2 particles),  not properly fitted to cover their noses.”

“When they walk through a group of people, as these men often do, their plastic scoops grab the ambient air sending it to their eyes, the easiest membrane for SARS-CoV-2 to infect.

“It is an honourable thing to prevent your spittle from reaching another person but preventing one’s own infection is how to end the pandemic. New VOC are more transmissible and more deadly, say nearly every scientist on the planet,” she explained.

“These men are much loved in the Philippines but those men of the Philippines Patriarch who wear this fake PPE are falling sick,” she added.

Fake PPE

The Picture and its story. Benjamin Magalong, the Philippine’s COVID-19 contact-tracing czar is wearing a face shield that is likely the number one factor helping spread the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the Philippines.

Millions of Filipinos are following the examples of officials, say interviewees and documents, and officials who mandate wearing these THINGS.

But the device is not as sellers claim, a medical device, it is not as sellers claim, an antivirus device, and according to standards compliance regimes for medical devices like ANSI/ISEA Z.87.1  American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices, they are not designed to protect wearers from disease.

Fake Chinese PPE  like this is a grave danger to the people of the Philippines, and in fact these bold Chinese fake medical devices scoop ambient air, full of pathogens and toxins, and flow that past the nose and eyes of the wearer. It is an infection enhancer brought to you by China.

Screen Capture from one of thousands of offerings of this item on Lazada.com

This bold Chinese fake is dangerous. Screen Capture from one of thousands of offerings of this item on Lazada.com

“Wearing this junk is mandatory in the Philippines,” says medical worker.

Bus driver wears fake-PPE shield and mask that allows his coughs and spittle to exit freely through a valve and into the airflow of his air scoop. The woman behind him wears a procedure mask which does not stop SARS-CoV-2 1-3 micron particles, and her scoop to fling particles at the mask & her eyes. Photo Credit:  (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Counterfeit Respirators

Part of an FPMag investigation into Fake China PPE, According to 3M data, these respirator masks
are counterfeit. 3M says it does not make the 1860
in China or Hong Kong. And the B20018 Lot number is not real.
Many thousands have been sold in the Philippines by Filipino
sellers, drop shipping from China according to the Shopee.ph web site.

Recent Warnings from PPE Manufacturer 3M

Recent: Counterfeit Lot Codes

Model 1860
B18077, B19029, B19063, B19206,
B19240, B19130, B19133, B19155, B19161,
B19206, B19314, B19345, B19355,
B20010, B20013, B20014, B20016,
B20018, B20020, B20021, B20022,
B20025, B20035, B20060, B20119,
B20132, B20134, B20235, B20245,
B20281, B20670, B20679, B27233,
R12216, R20008, R20025, R20102,
R20144, R20150, R20183, R20190,
R20265, R20271, R20294, R20328
Model 1860S B19791, B20020, B20522, B20659,
B20670, B20679, B20791, R20522,
R20545, R20641
Model 1870+ C193041, C190241, C193361

Source: 3M Fraud Alert Counterfeit production batches

Dear Valued Customer,
Recently, we have been receiving increasing reports of fraud related to the following three 3M surgical respirator models:
• 3M™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1860;
• 3M™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1860S; and
• 3M™ Aura™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+.

“These have included reports of fake/counterfeit product as well as fraudulent offers where product is offered but not delivered. We have been working with law enforcement to get counterfeit respirators off the market. These enforcement actions have resulted in the seizure of millions of counterfeit model 1860, 1860S, and 1870+ surgical respirators. In evaluating offers for these respirators, please consider some common signs of counterfeit:
•” All 3M model 1860, 1860S, and 1870+ respirators imported into the United States from any other country are likely to be counterfeit. 3M is not currently importing these respirator models into the United States. If you have been offered these models coming from outside the United States, they should be viewed as counterfeit.
• “All 3M model 1860, 1860S, and 1870+ respirators exported from China/Hong Kong should be viewed as counterfeit. We do not manufacture these respirators in China/Hong Kong.
• “Do not rely certification or inspection reports. All shipments of 3M model 1860, 1860S, and 1870+ respirators accompanied by a certification or inspection report are likely counterfeit.
• “Beware of fraudulent emails purporting to be from “noreply@mmm.com”.
• “3M does not use a “Peru Seal” or other similar seals (examples at right).  Respirators bearing these seals are likely counterfeit.

Citing: 3M Fraud Alert Counterfeit production batches


Pathways to infection by SARS-CoV-2

The mouth is like a bucket of digestive acids to the lipid portion of a SARS-CoV-2 particle’s membrane according to the “Fatty Acid Lipid Metabolism nexus of SARS2” by Jerome E. Tanner and Caroline Alfieri.

Digesting starts in the mouth which concomitantly becomes a dangerous place for pathogens with weak membranes, like SARS-COV-2, say doctors Tiffany TangMiya BidonJavier A. JaimesGary R. Whittaker, and Susan Daniel in a highly cited, peer reviewed scientific paper on the US National Institute of Health journal of medicine web site.

Wear proper PPE

“Children show ‘How to save a life’ in the Philippines.”

Photo Credit: Melissa Hemingway
Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

The picture and its story.


These Filipino children can teach the Philippines how to save a life.

“Wear proper PPE, not fake Chinese PPE,” says the little one. Their face shields have been in use for months and could last another year.

“This is not an expensive proposition, it’s all about taking care of each piece of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), says nurse Angeles in Manila, who in addition to her other nursing duties is responsible for helping people fit-test their masks and check the efficacy of their PPE.

“The shields are kept sterile and reused whenever needed,” explains the nurse. “Leaving the shields clipped to a cloth’s line for a couple of days in the sun is reportedly one way to clean the shields but a 70% alcohol solution with a wipe is faster.”

“The Filtering Face Piece Respirators are a KN-95 FFP on the small child, made by a new-start company in Shenzhen, compliant and certified to GB2626-2006 standards,” says Karinna Angeles.

“The little girl is wearing a KC300 Fluidshield N-95 Respirator FFP, and both wear a medical grade, certified compliant face shield. Both children are wearing clear googles.”


Infection pathways


The Nose and Eyes provide a nearly unfettered pathway to a COVID-19 infection.

Some SARS-CoV-2 particles do survive the potentially destructive region of the mouth when breathed through the mouth directly into the lungs. But lung access is more easily  accomplished based on probability and logic, through the nose, which offers no impediments and allows unfettered access to the cells SARS-CoV-2 binds with, say doctors interviewed and documents shared.

Eyes

Eyes are often an unfettered target for SARS-CoV-2, except where proper PPE is worn.  Cells of ocular surface express both the receptor of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2), offer molecular bases for the ocular susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, according to a group of medical scientists who have studied this phenomenon and reported their results in peer-reviewed studies.

“Very often, patients have the infection through their eyes when they present with fever, difficulty breathing and other COVID-19 symptoms, but also present with conjunctivitis,” says Dr. Leonard J. Hoenig, in a widely subscribed science report.

Authors Qu JY, Xie HT, Zhang in a peer-reviewed report published 18 February 2021, concluded the same in a much more complex study.

“The ocular surface can serve as a reservoir and source of contagion for SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted to the ocular surface through hand-eye contact and aerosols, and then transfer to other systems through nasolacrimal route and hematogenous metastasis. The possibility of ocular transmission of SARS-CoV-2 cannot be ignored,” according to the report.

In a study published in the Lancet on 23 February 2021

Eye-protective face shields have been proposed to prevent community transmission.

“A large study showed that 19% of health-care workers became infected, despite wearing three-layered surgical masks, gloves, and shoe covers and using alcohol rub. After the introduction of face shields, no worker was infected.”

The Nose Pathway

Scientists have discovered, unequivocally, that “goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry proteins that the COVID-19 virus uses to get into our cells, which could help explain the high rate of transmission.” This peer-reviewed work is attributed to Wellcome Sanger Institute, University Medical Centre Groningen, University Cote d’Azur and CNRS, Nice and their collaborators.

!0 Shields for 98 Peso on Lazada.

Here is an example of what is available in the Philippines found during FPMag investigation into Counterfeit PPE from China. Some assembly is required. 10 Shields for 98 Peso on Lazada. Comes with certificate of conformity to EU Standards. Photo Courtesy Lazada

Wear a face shield. This type is best because it blocks a throughput of air from top to bottom.

This device must be fitted in order to have function. It must close to the forehead and fully wrap around the face. It must not be open at both ends. A genuine disease-prevention  Category 1 Medical device. Wearing a FFP respirator and a face shield that snugs tightly to the forehead, to go shopping, might help protect the respirator enabling greater reusability of the respirator. The US centers for Disease control do not recommend the use of a face shield.  In 2021, nothing but a FFP Respirator is indicated say thousands of medical experts..

Face shields for disease prevention must fit snugly to afford a good seal to the forehead area. In other words Face Shields for disease prevention must be closed to the flow-through of ambient air and all the pathogens and toxins it contains.

  1. Provide adequate coverage (CSA Z94.3 Sections 0.2.1/10.2.2/10.3/10.4): The size of the face shield is important because it must protect the face and front part of the head.
  2. Fit snugly to afford a good seal to the forehead area and prevent slippage of the device
  3. Be made of optically clear, distortion-free, lightweight materials (CSA Z94.3.1-16).
  4. Be free of visible defects or flaws that would impede vision (ANSI Z87.1 Section 9.4).
  5. Be comfortable and easy to assemble, use and remove by health care professionals.
  6. Provide adequate space between the wearer’s face and the inner surface of the visor to allow for the use of ancillary equipment (for example, medical mask, respirator, eyewear)
  7. The characteristics and performance requirements of face shields must not be altered when attaching shields to other protective equipment, such as hats or caps.
  8. Display anti-fog characteristics on inside and outside of shield (CSA Z94.3.1-16): For face shields that are not fog resistant, anti-fog spray must be provided.
  9. Provide user-contacting materials that have adequate material biocompatibility (skin sensitivity and cytotoxic testing) (ISO 10993-5, 10).

The above referenced standards are found in:

  • ANSI/ISEA Z.87.1 (2015), American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices
  • CSA Z94.3 (2020), Eye and Face Protectors
  • CSA Z94.3.1 (2016), Guideline for Selection, Use, and Care of Eye and Face Protectors
  • BS EN 166 (2002), Personal Eye Protection. Specifications.

Specifications for disease prevention Face Shield Courtesy Surgical Holdings, UK

July 1, 2022

Here are the reported and estimated Philippines data.

PhilippinesCasesDeathsActive
Philippines reported:3,705,64960,5658,706
Philippines estimates:20,492,239137,79148,144

Read:Human right to claim your free vaccination in the Philippines

Philippines COVID-19 Incipient Danger Zone

Also: Philippines 50M COVID-dead is case for Vaccination

  • Country: Philippines (pop 112,533,202,)
  • Reported COVID-19 Cases: 3,705,649
  • Reported sum of Deaths: 60,565 (estimated:137,791)
  • Reported Cured: 3,636,378
  • Beta: Estimated total cases including reported plus estimated mild and asymptomatic: 20,492,239 Cases and Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) = 0.67 %. (Reported deaths and CFR are not accurate)
  • 137,791 (0.1224% of population) Total deaths (CSPaC.net estimated actual) including errors and unreported likely-cause excess deaths such as people who never went to a hospital but had COVID-19 indications but never tested.

See The Lancet estimate of excess mortality from COVID-19 (Download PDF) in 191 countries/territories and 252 subnational units of select countries, from 1 January 2 0 2 0, to 31 December 2 0 2 1.

Data collected and reported by: Civil Society Solidarity Partners against COVID-19


 

SARS2 Update 2022-07-01 T:16:16 GMT

  • 254 Regions reported 552,457,788 cases
  • 17,000,202 cases active
  • 6,377,987 people reported killed by COVID-19
  • 1.15% is current Case Fatality Rate (CFR)
  • 529,079,599 survived COVID-19

Beta Technology Global Estimates

EPICENTER: USA (87,830,692)

  • 145.94% of the USA may have been infected or even reinfected including reported + estimated unreported mild and estimated asymptomatic (485,703,726.76) human infections, some of which may not have been ill in their first course of the disease, but could have spread the disease.
  • 1.18% is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR) &
  • 0.27% is estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)
  • 1,311,400 estimated total COVID-19 deaths including unreported likely-cause excess deaths. According to projections of IHME, IHME calculation of excess deaths is slightly higher than what CSPaC is showing.