December 28, 2021

Happy Holidays to all! Introducing MEO Guard.

The entire team at MEO wants to take the opportunity to wish all of our incredible customers around the world a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year ahead. 2021 has been challenging for many, we want to acknowledge and thank you all for doing your part, masking up and keeping your communities safe throughout this year. We also want to thank our partners around the world who have enabled us to take MEO internationally and reach millions, placing Kiwi innovation on a global stage. As the year closes out, we're thrilled to introduce MEO Guard to our line up of innovative face masks. Meo Guard is a stylish, lightweight disposable face mask perfect for travel throughout the holiday season and every day use. Customers are already raving about how comfortable this style is and how well...

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Can face masks help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses?

Long before the world knew about Covid, masking was a common practice in many Asian countries. People in Japan started to wear masks when feeling sick as a courtesy to stop any sneezes from landing on other people. Motorcycle riders in the Philippines and India wear masks to deflect exhausts in heavy traffic. In Taiwan, masks are used during the cold winter months and as a barrier to airborne germs. The turning point to mask usage, however, was as a result of the deadly SARS outbreak in the early 2000s, post which face masks became a regular sight in Hong Kong, Japan, and other parts of Eastern Asia, and now due to Covid, the rest of the world. But, how exactly do masks prevent the spread of respiratory viruses? Results from more than 30 studies from around the world...

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How to talk to someone who doesn’t wear a mask, can you change their mind?

Studies have found that wearing a mask is the single most effective public health measure at tackling Covid. In a first of its kind research conducted by public health experts from Australia, the UK and China, it was found that mask-wearing can significantly reduce the rate of Covid transmission. While vaccines are safe and effective and saving lives around the world, experts say most do not provide 100% protection. As countries battle to increase their vaccination rates, it is not yet known if jabs will prevent future transmission of emerging coronavirus variants.   However, now, a systematic review and meta-analysis of non-pharmaceutical interventions, found for the first time that mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing are all effective measures at curbing cases – with mask wearing being the most effective. All these health measures combined are stated to be...

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