Newly developed oxygen masks filters out exhaled coronavirus particles


A Physician at the University of Toronto has developed a novel oxygen mask that filters out exhaled coronavirus particles and a virtual care system for an emergency room to help frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Sameer Masood, an emergency room physician at the University Health Network, took it upon himself to create the innovations to arm himself and his colleagues in the battle against the pandemic.

“We’re seeing that a lot of COVID-19 patients are profoundly hypoxic, meaning they have very low levels of oxygen,” explains Masood. 

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