Home Made Masks
In many areas of the world there are not only a shortage of face masks, but the cost of buying them has in some cases become extravagant.
If you feel there is a benefit in wearing a face mask; and there is data to show that countries that made it compulsory to wear a face mask when going into public has had a dramatic decrees in new infections, there are a variety of online videos to show how an effective face mask can be made at home.
There are a variety of ways that it can be done.
One is done by folding a cotton bandana into a rectangle with two loops of elastic for the ears.
There is another that shows how a T-Shirt can be cut, a safety pin and a paper towel used, and no sewing is required.
There are many online videos of people showing how they make the traditional style face masks that are made of cotton so are also washable, but need sewing.
When wearing a face mask the precaution of handling it after it's worn in a situation when the virus may be should be considered. The virus could be on the outside of the mask so having a place to put it where it won't leave a contaminant should be a consideration, as well as you are touching the least amount of things after touching the mask and then washing your hands.
Be sure to do some research on cleaning your masks properly before reuse.
The innovation of people and their willingness to share their ideas are encouraging in this time of change. Of course it is up to the individual to ensure that the mask they use is providing the best protection that is necessary for their circumstances.
Stay Safe and Take Care 🌼