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Coronavirus 6: What about homemade masks?

Because of the mask shortages, people are making their own, or even using bandit-style bandanas.  Various patterns and materials have been popularized.  There’s little data on how well they protect against COVID-19, and I don’t think that medical personnel should count on them.  But for the general population, I suppose that any protection is better than none.  Common sense should be your guide.

If you have any medical-grade masks at home, please consider donating them to a health care facility now, so that health care workers can stay protected.

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