Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Sewing own face masks (credit to NBC Connecticut)

We might all knew that many hospitals are facing shortage of protective gears (health supplies) for health care workers or Covid-19 patients or general public across America.

Some of important supplies are:
- testing kits
- eye protection
- gloves
- gown
- face masks (surgical and N95 type respirator)

In case of face masks, these disposable items which cost less than 75 cents are ran out as well. Un-believable for rich country such as America.

One hospital may need 5,000 to 15,000 face masks: surgical face masks to patients and N95 respirators for medical workers.


Designs of homemade face masks (credit to Dr Monique Tello)

Luckily, sewing people (mom, nanny and kids) step up to supply the homemade face masks to hospital in many states.

You may ask a question: could homemade masks protect us from Covid-19?

Before answer this question, I posted article: Can Face Masks Contain Wuhan Coronavirus?

The commercial face masks, I quote from my own post: “The surgical mask is effective to block big droplets, but we may inhale very small droplets from the sides of filters.”

Moreover, “N95 respirator is able to block from 95% to 99% airborne pathogens, germs or virus. It is good for health care workers who handle Coronavirus patients (suspected or infected).”

The homemade face mask effectiveness is depend very much on the materials. The following material effectiveness to block 0.02 micron particles (less than Corona virus size):

- scarf is 49% effective
- silk is 54% effective
- linen is 62% effective
- cotton blend is 70% effective
- vacuum cleaner bag is 86% effective.

Thus, at least, homemade face masks are suitable to halt spreading of droplets from infected patients or preventing dispersion of coughing particles. 

56 comments:

  1. Good information especially about how effective different fabrics are. I'm glad there are people making home made ones for the health care workers. We have those efforts here at home as well.

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    1. glad to hear Canadian doing the same thing....

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  2. duh di sini lagi langka mas. Di awal2 isu virus masker malah diekspor ke LN. Sekarang kita mau proteksi diri susah.

    Trims tipsnya

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  3. Masks are so important.
    Stay safe :)

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      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      Some of important supplies are:
      - testing kits
      - eye protection
      - gloves
      - gown
      - face masks (surgical and N95 type respirator)

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  4. Mask are very importent and all hosiptals need it now more then ever

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      In case of face masks, these disposable items which cost less than 75 cents are ran out as well. Un-believable for rich country such as America.

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  5. Hope you're doing well!
    I really pray hospital workers have all the tools to heal others.

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  6. Thanks for your informative article ...
    lack of material, unfortunately☹️

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  7. Hello
    Here there are no masks for sale, the authorities say it is not safe to wear a mask, but that is an excuse for the fact that they did not buy them for the population. Thank you for this information. I would like to have an N95.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. I see...

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  9. Creatively Posted - Positive Vibes Your Way

    Cheers

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  10. Masks are important. And In our country people sew at home masks for health workers simply for those who need it.

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      The commercial face masks, I quote from my own post: “The surgical mask is effective to block big droplets, but we may inhale very small droplets from the sides of filters.”

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  11. It is sad that a country as big and powerful is running low on masks but it is also comforting to see the American people step up to help fill that void.

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      Moreover, “N95 respirator is able to block from 95% to 99% airborne pathogens, germs or virus. It is good for health care workers who handle Coronavirus patients (suspected or infected).”

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  12. This is a really interesting post. It is very informative. Thank you for sharing such a thought provoking article. This is good to know.

    Wishing you all the best!

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      The homemade face mask effectiveness is depend very much on the materials. The following material effectiveness to block 0.02 micron particles (less than Corona virus size):

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  13. Thats really a great job dear. Meraki appreciates you for this great work.

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      - scarf is 49% effective
      - silk is 54% effective
      - linen is 62% effective
      - cotton blend is 70% effective
      - vacuum cleaner bag is 86% effective.

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  14. es bueno saberlo, la verdad, muchas gracias.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      Thus, at least, homemade face masks are suitable to halt spreading of droplets from infected patients or preventing dispersion of coughing particles.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      Sewing own face masks (credit to NBC Connecticut)

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      We might all knew that many hospitals are facing shortage of protective gears (health supplies) for health care workers or Covid-19 patients or general public across America.

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  17. I've been seeing people sew masks for healthcare providers. Stay well

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
      -
      Some of important supplies are:
      - testing kits
      - eye protection
      - gloves
      - gown
      - face masks (surgical and N95 type respirator)

      Delete
  18. The shortage of masks is horrible. I am glad those with the skill are able to make some that are partially effective. That is certainly better than nothing.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      In case of face masks, these disposable items which cost less than 75 cents are ran out as well. Un-believable for rich country such as America.

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  19. it is very important now, greetings <3

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      One hospital may need 5,000 to 15,000 face masks: surgical face masks to patients and N95 respirators for medical workers.

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  20. In Russia you can't buy masks anywhere and we were just told not to approach other people closer than a meter
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
      -
      Designs of homemade face masks (credit to Dr Monique Tello)

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
      -
      Luckily, sewing people (mom, nanny and kids) step up to supply the homemade face masks to hospital in many states.

      Delete
  22. i'm wearing mask only if i'm going out to shop for groceries, other than that i'm staying home thus no need wearing the mask. the shortage of mask is really bad at the moment
    xoxo
    style frontier

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      You may ask a question: could homemade masks protect us from Covid-19?

      Delete
  23. I still have a mask from Singapore.
    But the material analysis is interesting.

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    1. glad to hear....

      Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      Before answer this question, I posted article: Can Face Masks Contain Wuhan Coronavirus?

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  24. In Spain it's impossible to buy masks now. Good post. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      The commercial face masks, I quote from my own post: “The surgical mask is effective to block big droplets, but we may inhale very small droplets from the sides of filters.”

      Delete
  25. Hi Tanza, a very important pot. I didn't know about how effective homemade masjs are.
    Here in Rio is very difficult to buy masks now. The people are buying homemade masks.
    Kisses


    Inventando com a Mamãe / Instagram  / Facebook / Pinterest


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  26. My daughter has made many such masks and has given me one in case I may need it. At least it would keep me from putting my hands in my mouth.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. glad to hear you daughter made it for you....

      Thank you to visit:
      Homemade Face Masks to Combat Spread of Covid-19 – Virus 5
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      Moreover, “N95 respirator is able to block from 95% to 99% airborne pathogens, germs or virus. It is good for health care workers who handle Coronavirus patients (suspected or infected).”

      The homemade face mask effectiveness is depend very much on the

      Delete
  27. Pelo menos força de vontade há! :)

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  28. They also typically contain a non-glare nosepiece and are made without fiberglass or latex. face guard

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