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As we move into fall with no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, there's suddenly another thing we have to worry about: flu season. Of course, you can (and should!) get your flu shot, but it also pays to make sure you're fully covered from a personal protective equipment (PPE) standpoint as well. We've rounded up some of the top deals on PPE on the web. Check them out:
Masks have proven to be one of the most effective means of containing virus spread, so cover those pouts 'n' snouts. These cotton masks are washable, comfortable, and swaggable.
Copper has been shown to be a naturally antimicrobial material, killing germs that land on it within three hours, so think of this mask like a mask with superpowers. Just find a phone booth (if you can), whip this baby on, and bam, you are Superdisinfector! Admittedly, it's not as catchy.
With a unique venting system and filter, this mask is designed for active use, helping you to breathe easier while you work out without spraying your germs on all those innocent, slower people.
These knit jersey face masks are extra-comfortable for extended wear, like an old vintage band t-shirt for your face. Get five of them for just $5/each.
Want to be able to take a sip of your drink without removing your mask? The Zippered Face Cover is finally here.
This clever handheld bar uses UV light to destroy bacteria and viruses on surfaces, like those little wands the TSA scans you with, except for germs instead of bombs. Just wave it and say goodbye to the bad stuff.
This clever tool made of naturally antimicrobial brass acts as an "11th digit" that you can use to avoid touching germ-ridden surfaces with your hands. It also totally looks like a robot finger.
This bundle includes a face shield to help protect you from airborne viruses and a pull hook to help you open doors, press buttons, and more. Nothing will ever touch you, and for once, you'll be glad for it.
A sleeker take on the robot finger, this discreet key-shaped hunk of brass hangs right on your keychain, so if you ever find yourself without it, you've got bigger problems than germs.
Hand sanitizer is a must right now, but most hand sanitizer smells like grandpa breath. This six-pack is lavender scented to keep you nice and relaxed, and who among us couldn't stand a little more relaxation?
Formulated with 70% alcohol, hydrating aloe, soothing eucalyptus, and more, this hand sanitizer comes with a couple of mobile bottles and a big one for home, all of which look like something from Sephora that is way too expensive for you (but these aren't!).
Fever is a telltale sign of viral illness, but ironically, the communal mouth stick is a pretty good way to spread it. Use this non-contact one instead.
You don't even wanna know how filthy your phone is. Use the UV light from this simple lamp to clean it off, and then go ahead and charge it while you're there. You know your battery is low. You're a real mess, man.
Uni-tasking masks are for children. This mask provides protection from airborne viruses and also doubles as headphones by using bone conduction to stream audio right to your ears. We're living in science-fiction times -- embrace it.
Got your mask and your hand sanitizer but still feel the crushing weight of germs surrounding you? This portable device uses powerful UV light to purify the air around you, making it safer to breathe. Now, you just have to worry about the rest of your problems.