December 28, 2021

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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November 22, 2021

6 research studies show that wearing a mask reduces the rate of COVID transmission

Masks are now a part of our everyday lives, but with vaccination rates increasing, new questions have arisen. Do you still need a mask if you’ve been vaccinated? Does it all depend on herd immunity?

According to a new global study, published in the British Medical Journal, wearing a mask is the single most effective public health measure at tackling Covid, reducing incidence by 53%.

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MEO strikes hot with the iconic BTS and MORE

Celebrities, politicians and influentials are choosing MEO Maskers around the world believe in the safety and security provided by MEO masks. Our masks, made of the finest quality, and backed by science and research, recognise the need for people to look good, and feel safe! Since our launch, the MEO Lite mask, MEO X mask and the world’s most innovative filter, the Helix filter have taken over the world. To ensure we keep as many people safe as possible, over the past few years, we have teamed up with global fashion icons, influencers, celebrities, international pop icons to grow our mission to help people breathe clean air. We teamed up with BTS to launch a limited-edition MEO BTS mask range To...

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October 12, 2021

MEO represents New Zealand at The Dubai Expo. ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’

With participation from 191 nations, Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia region. From October 2021 to March 2022, the participating nations celebrate their economic, scientific and industrial achievements with national pavilions, under this year’s theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.  New Zealand has a long history of participation in World Expos. This year’s Expo is set to bring an economic benefit to New Zealand through an increase in exports to new and existing markets, increased investment plus growth in tourists and international students.  New Zealand aims to showcase its values, innovation and creativity to the world with its theme, Care for People and Place. The theme is based on the indigenous environmental ethos...

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How to approach the apprehensive when it comes to wearing a face mask…

  Around the world, the percentage of people wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has varied enormously. They can easily be divided into three categories - the true maskers, those who believe and understand the purpose behind using a mask, the in-betweeners, who decide to wear a mask dependent on their situation and surroundings and the anti-maskers, who believe that wearing a mask infringes on their freedom, and do not like to be told what to do.  Face masks have been the ubiquitous symbol of a pandemic that has sickened millions of people and killed more than 4 million. In hospitals and other healthcare facilities, the use of medical-grade masks like the MEO Med face masks has cut down the transmission of...

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September 24, 2021

Why buy MEO? Breaking down the facts

With so many options available, what is so special about MEO face masks you ask? Hypoallergenic – check.  Made from a renewable resource – check. Helps you breathe filtered air and removes noxious gases – check. What more could we ask for?  MEO™ Air face masks have been designed keeping in mind today’s volatile and uncertain environment. It is created for those who want to lead a full life. It is built for those who care about living sustainably and want to take care of those around us and the world. Originating in the land synonymous with purity, MEO™ Air combines elements of New Zealand’s nature, technology and innovation. While the journey may have started...

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Which size mask is right for you?

Finding the right fit for you, (MEO Lite)  Medium or Large? Lets dive in. One of our most commonly asked questions has been about the difference between a medium and large size face mask in our MEO Air face mask range.  We wanted to address this, as well as bring clarity to ensure the health and safety of our customers. However, before we get into the different size specifications of masks, it is important to reiterate the need to wear the right size mask.  Our Male model wears large and female models are wearing medium. Why does having the right size mask matter? Face masks...

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August 30, 2021

We are open and operating throughout all levels.

Just a quick reminder to all of our incredible customers here in New Zealand and abroad, that we are an essential business and are fully operational throughout all alert levels. A few quick notes below, There may be slight delays on deliveries at the time of this post, however there are no significant delays to note currently. For styles and sizes that are out of stock, we are working around the clock to have these available again for order. Please feel free to order another colour or style if possible if the one you prefer is not in stock.The team can be reached on info@https://www. for any order related inquiries. Other than that we are sending our most positive thoughts and vibes to you all, stay...

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Mask on: What does travelling Internationally look like right now?

It's true, in some instances winter or summer as travel is once again possible! However, travelling during a pandemic comes with its own bag of challenges. Tourists shouldn't expect things to be back to normal just yet as rules are continuing to vary across countries and regions.  And while restrictions are easing, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 has not gone away and that we can travel, however, there are new rules to follow. Travellers should still expect to use their masks, especially on aeroplanes and in public places. Make sure you always have your MEO Lite face mask with an extra Helix Filter pack of 3 in your luggage or on you.  It's important to check with your embassies as well as the government and tourist...

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