For weeks, medical professionals have expressed a shortage of medical supplies including face masks. Many people and professionals have resorted to using their own materials like scarf, clear vinyl etc.
“We’re days away from running out of the equipment we need,” Melissa Tizon, associate vice president of Providence St. Joseph Health,told Reuters. She said her West Coast hospital group, which runs 51 facilities across five states, is “expecting more shipments later on, but until then we’ve got to improvise.”
Fashion designers like Christian Siriano has volunteered to create medical face masks. "If @NYGovCuomo says we need masks my team will help make some. I have a full sewing team still on staff working from home that can help," Siriano tweeted out March 20th. Later he tweets again saying him and Governor Cuomo have been in contact and they will be working together to create the write type of face mask for hospitals. Now you can help and make face masks at home!
Swipe through above for directions on how to make your own medical mask.
*** As the caption reads:
"NOBODY IS SAYING THESE ARE A REPLACEMENT FOR N95 MASKS OR SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION. THESE ARE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO MASKS AT ALL. OBVIOUSLY THEY WOULD USE N95 MASKS IF THEY WERE AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEE CDC UPDATES IF YOU ARE CONFUSED."