What to Wear Instead of a Face Mask Bracket
Face mask brackets may reduce your cloth mask's effectiveness. Here's what AltPPE.net recommends instead.
10 Deadly Pandemics that Changed the Course of History – One Green Planet
The world has faced several deadly pandemics before COVID-19, and each time society reemerged as a dramatically changed place. Here’s a look at 10 of them: Source: 10 Deadly Pandemics that Changed the Course of History – One...
We may have to accept a ‘good enough’ COVID-19 vaccine, at least in 2021
We will struggle to find a vaccine that works perfectly for people who need it most, despite what the headlines say is coming in 2021. Source: We may have to accept a ‘good enough’ COVID-19 vaccine, at least...
Masks block 99.9% of large Covid-linked droplets: Study, Europe News
Europe News -Large respiratory droplets are thought to be the main driver of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Source: Masks block 99.9% of large Covid-linked droplets: Study, Europe News
Covid-19: World’s top latex glove maker shuts factories
Malaysia’s Top Glove will close more than half of its plants after a surge in virus cases. Source: Covid-19: World’s top latex glove maker shuts factories
Teachers DIY safety equipment for school year in the middle of coronavirus pandemic – ABC News
One teacher in Texas built a hands-free hand sanitizing station. Source: Teachers DIY safety equipment for school year in the middle of coronavirus pandemic – ABC News
United States of Conspiracy S2020 E2 FRONTLINE PBS Trailer
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. Source: United States of Conspiracy | S2020 E2 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site
28 Ways to Learn About Disability Culture – The New York Times
New York Times staff members put their heads together with disability advocates to recommend movies, books, TV shows, dance and art that capture disability experiences. Source: 28 Ways to Learn About Disability Culture – The New York Times
Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak
Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday, as tests came back positive for the virus after at least three people died and four fell ill in the southeast – the first resurgence of the disease there since...
This Is Why I Do What I Do – YouTube
Learning from the past to meet the challenges of the future.
Missoula man with disability adapts N95 masks to work with wheelchair | Coronavirus | bozemandailychronicle.com
Tyler Stosich’s wheelchair is controlled by a straw. Normally, he doesn’t think twice about it. But COVID-19 turned normal on its head, so Stosich decided to innovate. Source: Missoula man with disability adapts N95 masks to work with...
Anti Masker Free North Patriots Purposefully Spreading Coronavirus Linked to Company Selling Paranoia for Profit
Organizer of ‘Canada-wide’ anti-lockdown protests linked to private security agency that sells special bracelets to block 5G signals Source: PressProgress
Your Mask Needs These Three Layers to Fully Protect You, Study Says
A new study has added to the mounting evidence that your mask isn’t fully protecting you if it doesn’t have at least three layers of fabric. Source: Your Mask Needs These Three Layers to Fully Protect You, Study...
Video: How to make a mask with a clear window that allows you to see a smile!
Instructions for how to make a lip reading mask in video and text. There is a downloadable pattern and further instructions in the description. #ssolsmilemasks #altppe #adaptiveppe #diyppe
Welcome to AltPPE.net! This site is here to feature links and information on personal protective equipment for people with special needs and styles. Viruses are not political, but politics can certainly lead to problems. We all know...
Video: Bucket hat DIY with a clear face shield plus a free pattern in two sizes
Video of how to make a bucket hat with a face shield. Closed captions available in the video, and further instructions and pattern links are in the description.
The Self-Driving Car Is a Red Herring
Ten years ago this fall, Google gave us a glimpse of a new device unlike any it had ever built before—a computer-controlled car.… Source: The Self-Driving Car Is a Red Herring
Preparing for the Twindemic: Flurona Season
Having had pneumonia from what they called “the grippa” (probably SARS) about a decade ago, I’m becoming a bit anxious as the next flu season approaches. I’ll be getting my flu shot next month on schedule, and pressuring...
Black doctor, COVID victim alleges racism at Carmel, Indiana, hospital
Dr. Susan Moore, 52, said she was mistreated, delayed proper care and had complaints of pain downplayed because of the color of her skin. Source: Black doctor, COVID victim alleges racism at Carmel, Indiana, hospital
Charting the pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond – STAT
These 30 moments in 2020 and 2021 are possible turning points for the pandemic or barometers for how the virus is reshaping our lives. Source: Charting the pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond – STAT
Coronavirus: Buying PPE online for care sector ‘like the Wild West’ – BBC News
From personal care to meal preparation, every day many thousands of vulnerable people depend on receiving care in their own homes.Often it is provided by domiciliary carers from private companies who make several visits a day, but with...
Science Discussion Series: We’re epidemiologists, medical doctors, virologists, disease modelers, lab scientists, geneticists, and other public health experts from Johns Hopkins University. We’re here to talk about all things SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Ask us anything! : science
Adviser suggests Biden still wears mask outside out of habit
He’s not alone. Although there is the science and statistics to prove the effectiveness of masking, the thing that has convinced most people is the fact of not being sick as often. Aside of preventing the spread of...
Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities
“MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely removed from the outbreak.”...
Can’t Mask? You Can Still Protect Yourself and Others.
Many people can’t mask for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the rules and policies in many places don’t take people with special needs into account. Most of the time though, you can solve problems if the gate...
2020 – the year that masks replaced gum under the lunch tables : mildlyinteresting
Rest in Power, Caress
On January 25, 2021, Covid-19 took my cousin Caress. She was only 34 years old. I didn’t get to see her much since for the past 22 years, I’ve been in Israel, but I still remember her as...
Hospital and Veterinary Safe Mask Alternative From the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
This mask consists of two layers of HALYARD H600 medical fabric. The blue side is the right side and will face out. The mask has passed the Respirator Fit Test. Please note that the masks will be sterilized...
Expect Delays in Medicines and Supplies as USPS Hounded and Said to be Compromised By Trump Administration
Is the U.S. Postal Service compromised? Is the Trump administration purposefully sabotaging the mail to add weight to claims of voter fraud risk? The people and the unions want to know.
Here’s how to spot ‘dangerous’ health misinformation online, according to a doctor
Medical information comes at you in so many different forms online. Source: Here’s how to spot ‘dangerous’ health misinformation online, according to a doctor
Pandemics are a part of life since the dawn of civilization. It’s just part of the reality of humans living in close quarters. Whenever the first announcements of a pandemic hit the news, people panic and rush to...
PPE and Pandemic Aware Fashion Guide for Merchants and Crafters
Every crafter with a sewing machine or good hands should already be aware of the need for reusable gear for medical professionals. While you’re at it though, you may be able to fund your projects or supplement your...
AltPPE.net Sis. Lasher Comments on: There Is Little Evidence That Mass Transit Poses a Risk of Coronavirus Outbreaks – Scientific American
Is it safe to ride the bus? Sis. Lasher parses the information in plain language to help you use public transit safely. Calculate your risk level and protect yourself accordingly.
Parents knowingly sent kids with coronavirus to school, Wisconsin officials say
“A handful of irresponsible parents could be responsible for closing down entire school districts,” the Washington-Ozaukee public health director said. Source: Parents knowingly sent kids with coronavirus to school, Wisconsin officials say
A teacher who turned his home into a PPE factory during the pandemic was honored with a new car – CNN
When health care workers were running out of personal protective equipment as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States, a middle school shop teacher in New Jersey decided he had to help. Source: A teacher who turned...
I Asked Google Episode 1: Mold
I asked Google for some information about mold, and learned something else new.
Video: DIY PPE HEAD WEAR FULL HEAD PROTECTION WEAR
Video instructions for a full head protection hood. The video has closed captions, and further instructions are available in the description. The channel also has other PPE sewing videos for a variety of options.
Reserving coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines for global access: cross sectional analysis | The BMJ
This study provides an overview of how high income countries have secured future supplies of covid-19 vaccines but that access for the rest of the world is uncertain. Governments and manufacturers might provide much needed assurances for equitable...
The Most Popular Mask May Also Be the Least Effective, Study Finds
The 3 layer mask including a layer of surgical mask fabric and masks modified with breathable panty shield were sadly not included in the study, but it’s worth a read. With thousands of brands, styles, materials, and modifications...
Requiring Masks Early In the Covid-19 Pandemic Would Have Prevented Many Deaths – ScienceDirect
Our main counterfactual experiments suggest that nationally mandating face masks for employees early in the pandemic could have reduced the weekly growth rate of cases and deaths by more than 10 percentage points in late April and could...
Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories – Hindustan Times
Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright, bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic should not get in the way of her sense of style. Source: Fashion in the times of Covid-19:...
CDC confirms masks also protect the wearer, outlines which ones are most effective
The CDC confirmed this week that a mask protects not only those around you but also you. Learn which ones the organization recommends. Source: CDC confirms masks also protect the wearer, outlines which ones are most effective
The latest antivax false claim: mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 are not vaccines but “medical devices” or “gene therapy” | Science-Based Medicine
There’s a new antivaccine talking point in town, and it’s just as much disinformation as other antivaccine talking points. It’s the claim that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are not really vaccines but “medical devices,” “gene therapy,” or “experimental biologics”...
Beware of Mask Scams
Companies advertising on Facebook and other social media are scamming people with transparent masks that are substandard and unsanitary.
Two face masks no better than one at blocking viral spread, Japanese supercomputer shows
Researchers used the Fugaku supercomputer to model the flow of virus particles from people wearing different types and combinations of masks, according to the study released by research giant Riken and Kobe University on Thursday.A single surgical-type mask,...
Are clear masks helpful? [CC] – YouTube
How NOT to Wear a Mask – The Times in Plain English
A very good article in plain English about how NOT to wear a mask. Source: How NOT to Wear a Mask | The Times in Plain English
Winter Is Coming: What To Do If Your Kids Are Being Forced Back To School
Many people had no choice but to work or be in contact with others outside their home during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in their areas. Many were exposed. Many were infected. Most survived, but many...
Incoming College Freshmen Face a Disorienting Orientation | Digital Trends
Addison Cross is a college freshman at Texas A&M who’s learning the ropes as she navigates her first year at school. Source: Incoming College Freshmen Face a Disorienting Orientation | Digital Trends
The Basics: How to Survive Pandemics (Or Increase Your Chances Anyway)
Here are the raw basic rules for surviving a pandemic. I will expand on these more in future articles. If possible, be prepared before it starts. Pandemics will happen every few years. Even if the government or...