With medical masks going short as they’re being used on a regular basis, if you’re having trouble finding a mask to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus when you have to leave the house, you can now make your own. Many people have even resorted to making these DIY medical masks and donating them to hospitals in an attempt to help those who need them the most: medical staff.
With doctors and nurses risking their lives on a daily basis to try and save those in need, suffering from coronavirus symptoms and trying their best to treat them, they are the ones in most need of medical masks. Many people around the world have started donating their handmade medical masks to try and contribute in a positive manner during the pandemic taking over the world.
However, it is worth noting that N95 masks ( the surgical masks used in hospitals) follow strict protocols to block out airborne particles. While fabric or synthetic masks are better than nothing, they might not be as effective.
To see the details of how to make a medical face mask, check the video below and stay safe.
You’ll find the link to the pattern used in the video for both adults and children here. Please remember that it is best to #StayHome and avoid any form of exposure. However, if you do need to buy groceries, medical supplies or visit a doctor, it is essential that you cover your face with a medical mask. In that case, this video will come in very handy.
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