To my friends out there in the world who want to help those of us on the front lines:
Before going home I bag my scrubs, change, and sanitize everything. I’ve stopped wearing rings and watches. I still wear my Homo Astronauticus.
Thank you so much for offering to make face masks for our patients, for people who may have COVID, who are coughing, and who we all want to keep from coughing into the air we breathe! Our goal is to keep non-healthcare workers from needing to buy surgical masks, leaving more for those actively caring for the ill. According to the CDC, homemade masks for healthcare workers are to be used as a last resort …*
There are many designs available. Here is one easy one for people to make and wear to the grocery store, to give to loved ones, or donate to healthcare. Here is a multi-step one, with explanation, from instructables! Masks need to be washed thoroughly in detergent or alcohol and allowed to dry completely, everyday, before reuse. Otherwise, the curse may rapidly become worse than the sickness, as the masks, which hold in breath and things you come into contact with, ...