Brands are pivoting to make cloth masks, but if they don’t have HEPA filters inside them, they can’t keep virus particles out of your mouth.
There’s a global shortage of face masks, which is forcing medical professionals to enter scenarios where they are at high risk of being exposed to the coronavirus without the proper protective gear. The private sector is stepping up to fill the gap. But as amateur sewers and apparel companies create new masks, it’s important to note that not all masks are created equal.
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