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How To Make Your Own Face Mask

FACE MASKS Everything You Need To Know To Flatten The Curve As the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, the WHO and CDC repeatedly recommended that healthy people should not wear masks On April 3, 2020, the CDC reversed its decision all Americans wear face coverings when in public to slow the spread Photo via centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) AAN www. Dr. Jerome Adams U.S. Surgeon General SHOULD YOU WEAR A MASK? Even Expert Opinions Differ CDC World Health Organization CKNTERS FOR DISKASK CONTROL AND PREVENTION Recommends wearing a mask in Recommends wearing a mask if Public settings where distancing is difficult Caring for a person with suspected COVID-19 Areas of significant community transmission You yourself are sick, coughing, or sneezing BUT, stresses that masks BUT, stresses that masks Should not as a replace other social distancing measures Are only effective when the wearer knows how to use them Should be cloth or homemade, not surgical or N95 masks Are not a replacement for frequent hand washing or sanitizing THE SCIENCE When Do Masks Work? "prior to January 2020 travel restrictions In China, 86% an estimated 86% of infections with COVID went undocumented In laboratory trials, wearing a face mask has proven to prevent particles from getting through – demonstrating that mask can protect others from infection by the wearer 79% Undocumented cases accounted for 79% of transmission According to one study, wearing masks and frequently using hand sanitizer can reduce flu transmission by up to 50% Since COVID can be transmitted by asymptomatic carriers, this form of protection may be critical to slowing the spread The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is about 3X as infectious as flu* so even a minor reduction could make a huge difference "according to CDC director Dr. Rober Redfield on 3/11/2020 Since the creation of N95 respirators, which proved effective for stopping the spread of tuberculosis and other viruses, little research has been on cloth masks As coronavirus spread, many experts suggest that the spread was better controlled in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan because in those countries use of face masks is not just recommended, but culturally expected In the U.S., people of color fear wearing masks in public as they could be mistaken for a robber On March 18th, police kicked 2 black men out of a Walmart for wearing face coverings "We need to change our perception that masks are only for sick people and that it's weird or shameful to wear "To beat the coronavirus, one ... If more people donned masks it would become a social norm as well as a everyone should wear a mask." public health good." Robert Hecht Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Yale School of Medicine Dr. Chris Martenson PhD, Pathology, Duke University, Peak Prospenity How To Use A MASK Making A Mask Nearly 90% of U.S. cities report a shortage of face masks need to protect emergency respond- ers and healthcare workers – Rather that using this critical supply, create your own mask at home IF YOU CAN SEW 6" 1. Cut your fabric into 10" by 6" rectangles and layer together CDC recommends 6 layers of cotton cloth for preventing hemorrhagic fever 10" 4" Hem 4" along the top and bottom 2. 2" Hem 2" along each side 3 Thread your ear loops or ties through each side and stitch in place Ties can be made from elastic, string, ribbon, shoe laces, or fabric IF YOU CAN'T SEW 1. Start with a bandana or fabric cut in a 20" square 20" Fold in thirds 2. Adding a coffee filter for added protection if desired Place rubber bands or hair ties over each end 4. Fold the sides over the rubber bands to meet in the center A study comparing the effectiveness of homemade masks found that filtration improved with Materials, Ranked By Most Effective TOWELS FINE MUSLIN CLOTH LAYERED GAUZE WITH COTTON CLOTH Higher thread count fabrics Finer mesh Additional gauze layers of cloth LAYERED GAUZE PAPER DONNING & DOFFING Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer Before putting on a mask After taking off your mask Any time you have to touch your mask Avoid touching your mask Hold your mask by the ear loops or ties whenever possible Adjust for fit when you first put the mask on, then leave it alone Use a mask as a reminder not to touch your face Adjust the mask so your nose and mouth are covered, with no gaps Replace any mask that is damp or wet and do not reuse without washing CLEANING CLOTH MASKS 1. Place used masks in a closed container until cleaned to prevent contamination of your home – When necessary, dispose of masks in a lidded, lined trash bin 2. Wash your used masks with hot water and everyday detergent 3. If you don't have a washing machine, or are concerned it doesn't get hot enough Soak your mask in 10:1 bleach water Boil masks in a pot of water for 10 minutes Then, hand wash or launder as usual Everyone should have a collection of masks at least 2 – enough to fit their laundry habits and regular outings with one to spare so a supply is always available "The value of the mask isn't necessarily to protect you from getting sick, although it may offer some protection. It's to protect you from other people. So when someone who's infected is wearing a mask, they're much less likely to transmit infection." Dr. Scott Gottlieb former FDA Commissioner Stay Safe. Wear a Mask. Sources: ncbi.nim.nih.govipubmed/26952529 This is not medical advice. For the latest information on COVID-19 visit Consult your doctor if you are feeling iN. Presented by: SURVIVALATHOME.COM DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING photo via ashots via 3.

How To Make Your Own Face Mask

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Wearing masks and frequently using hand sanitizer can reduce flu transmission by 50%. Here's how you can stay protected, even if you can't purchase a certified respirator.


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