Simply put: there’s just not enough medical masks to protect our medical workers
As the U.S. continues to battle this global COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals around the country are rushing to get their hands on additional medical masks.
These medical masks are needed to protect our frontline medical workers from contracting the virus.
The Issue Most States Are Facing
States such as Oregon, are running out of masks leaving workers to fashion their own.
Can you imagine how frightening that must be?
Oregon is not the only state in hot water.
New York’s Mayor, Mayor Bill Deblasio, said that New York hospitals may run out of medical supplies within a week.
These issues are real, which is leaving people to be creative.
Today’s True Heroes
With medical supplies quickly diminishing there are some everyday heroes that need recognition.
Sources tell us, that a retired nurse in Oregon who previously made quilts for medical workers as thanks, has been contracted to have her small team make facemasks.
This hero along with her small group of friends will combine forces to help make their own homemade masks that will be given to frontline workers in Oregon.
Seriously, talk about the true heroes of today, right?
The Big Fashion Houses
With the fashion industry quickly scrambling to make face masks, both big and small brands are working hard to meet the demand.
According to GQ, New York governor Andrew Cuomo put out an open call to businesses willing to “get creative” to make protective equipment for the fight against coronavirus.
GQ mentioned that “designers who took up the call tell GQ they now find themselves facing manufacturing quandaries, with some stalled by unclear guidelines and a lack of access to medical-grade fabrics.”
We recently stumbled upon an article via SneakerFreaker.com that highlights how large companies, such as Nike, are also stepping up to the plate.
According to SneakeFreaker.com CEO John Donahoe stated, “the brand [Nike] is working on developing face shields and medical equipment for healthcare workers.”
Nike plans to work with OHSU to help Oregon healthcare workers during this national crisis.
Can’t get your hands on a mask?
Getting your hands on a mask can be a challenging task to accomplish right now. Not only this but did you know that medical masks are can only be used once and that if you touch them they’re deemed soiled?
What if we told you there’s another option out there that is not only more eco-friendly, but would also save you money?
All you need is a t-shirt
Looking for a no-sew cloth face mask to wear while venturing out to the grocery store?
In this article, we show you how stupid easy it is to make a no-sew facemask that might help save your life by preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The best part is that all you need is a long sleeve t-shirt.
Stay safe & healthy.
-The Team at MAN’edged Magazine