Wear a homemade mask to stop the spread of Coronavirus #Masks4All

The scientific evidence is overwhelming that we can reduce virus transmission if we all wear homemade masks in public. Please protect yourself and others by wearing a homemade mask and asking that others do the same! 

“There is emerging evidence that asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is possible…everyone, including people without symptoms, should be encouraged to wear nonmedical fabric face masks while in public.

Scott Gottlieb

Former US FDA Commissioner

Why You Should Wear A Homemade Mask In Public

Homemade masks keep yourself and others safer! They are proven to reduce the chances that you will spread or catch Coronavirus.

The scientific evidence is overwhelming that homemade masks limit virus spread

There are “34 scientific papers indicating basic masks can be effective in reducing virus transmission in public — and not a single paper that shows clear evidence that they cannot. Hospitals running short of N95-rated masks are turning to homemade cloth masks themselves.”

Most countries who have Coronavirus under control have widespread mask usage

“Hong Kong, Mongolia, South Korea and Taiwan, have covid-19 largely under control. They are all near the original epicenter of the pandemic in mainland China, and they have economic ties to China. Yet none has resorted to a lockdown.”

Protect yourself and protect others (~50% of people infected with covid-19 are asymptomatic)

“Many authorities still advise only people with symptoms to wear masks. But this doesn’t help with a disease like covid-19, since a person who does not yet show symptoms can still be contagious. If we all wear masks, people unknowingly infected with the coronavirus would be less likely to spread it.”

You can help change your country's norms and make mask safety mainstream

“Wearing a mask [in the Czech Republic] is now considered a prosocial behavior. Going outside without one is frowned on as an antisocial action that puts your community at risk. In fact, the community reaction has been so strong that the government has responded by making it illegal to go out in public without a mask.”

How To Make Your Own Mask
(And How To Clean It!)

Here are three easy methods to make and clean a homemade mask.

Use A T-Shirt and Scissors (Takes 2 Minutes)

You can make this mask in less than two minutes using only scissors and a t-shirt. The video is in Czech but no words are needed.

How To Clean Your Mask (And How To Add A Protective Layer)

Clean your mask after use using soap and water. For extra protection, add a paper towel between the t-shirt layers.

Sew A Professional Looking Mask

This is a more advanced mask that requires basic sewing knowledge plus fabric, scissors, and elastic.

A Paper Towel + Rubber Bands

This is a mask that you can make with paper towels, tissue, tape, a hole puncher, wire, and rubber bands.

Note: Please do not buy surgical or N95 masks because we need to keep those available for the doctors, nurses and first responders so they can stay healthy and care for the ill.

What The Experts Are Saying

“The big mistake in the U.S. and Europe, in my opinion, is that people aren’t wearing masks. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role—you’ve got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth. Many people have asymptomatic or presymptomatic infections. If they are wearing face masks, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others.”

George Gao

Director General of China's CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

“Research shows that fluids spread when coughing/sneezing are a big transmitter of COVID-19. Each of us needs to do what we can to stop the spread. One easy thing we all can do, today, is wear homemade masks in public. My mask could help you, your mask could help me. #Masks4All

Pat Toomey

U.S. Senator

“Wearing a simple cloth mask, decreases the spread of the virus by 80%! Czech Republic has made it OBLIGATORY for its citizens to wear a mask in the public.”

Andrej Babis

Czech Republic Prime Minister

“There is emerging evidence that asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is possible,  which complicates efforts to pursue case-based interventions. To reduce this risk during Phase I, everyone, including people without symptoms, should be encouraged to wear nonmedical fabric face masks while in public.”

Scott Gottlieb

Former US FDA Commissioner

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