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
Fighting Back against the Loneliness Epidemic – Scientific American
Throughout the country, socially distanced young adults and older adults have been forming connections Source: Fighting Back against the Loneliness Epidemic – Scientific American
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
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
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
Fitted Filtration Efficiency of Double Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Otolaryngology | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
Although adding a procedure mask (mean [SD] FFE, 61% [13%]) over the cloth masks provided modest increases in their FFE (mean [SD] range, 55% [10%] to 60% [14%]), the overall performance was no different than wearing the procedure...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Santa gave 75 people coronavirus in care home superspreading incident – Wales Online
The volunteer who visited the home fell ill three days after the visit Source: Santa gave 75 people coronavirus in care home superspreading incident – Wales Online Santas, please be careful. Wear a mask and keep the proper...
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
Delta variant: Doctor recalls anti-vaxxers visiting ER and ‘secretly’ getting vaccinated
The spread of the Delta variant seems to be convincing some vaccine skeptics to reconsider getting the COVID-19 vaccine, even if that means being inoculated in secret. Source: Delta variant: Doctor recalls anti-vaxxers visiting ER and ‘secretly’ getting...
Winter Is Coming: What To Do If Your Kids Are Being Forced Back To School (Updated for 2021)
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...
Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN
Home-made cloth face masks likely need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to protect against COVID-19, a new study finds. Source: Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds –...
Asian Americans Are ‘Not A Virus,’ New PSA From Director Alan Yang Powerfully Declares | HuffPost
The ad, directed by the “Master of None” co-creator and “Tigertail” director, spotlights the alarming rise in anti-Asian racism because of COVID-19. Source: Asian Americans Are ‘Not A Virus,’ New PSA From Director Alan Yang Powerfully Declares |...
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...
Nevada man’s COVID-19 reinfection, the first in the US, is ‘yellow caution light’ about risk of coronavirus
A 25-year-old Nevada man is the first American confirmed to have been infected twice with COVID-19. He was sicker the second time. Source: Nevada man’s COVID-19 reinfection, the first in the US, is ‘yellow caution light’ about risk...
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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.
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
Young doctor who died of coronavirus was forced to wear the same mask for ‘weeks and weeks’
A 28-year-old doctor who died from coronavirus had been forced to wear the same mask for “weeks if not months” while treating patients with the disease, her family has said.. Source: Young doctor who died of coronavirus was...
Running Essential Errands | CDC
CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information on how to stay safe while grocery shopping, getting gas, or running other essential errands. Source: Running Essential Errands | CDC
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...
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
Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post
New fabric technology may help to make a new generation of face masks that are more comfortable yet more effective. Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it...
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...
Beware of Mask Scams
Companies advertising on Facebook and other social media are scamming people with transparent masks that are substandard and unsanitary.
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.
2020 – the year that masks replaced gum under the lunch tables : mildlyinteresting
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...
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
Ear Savers Adult Size From House of Slaughter on Etsy
3D printed ear savers Made from PLA Color is sent out at random. If you have a preferred color please contact BEFORE purchase. We can do custom phrases * please ask before purchasing. Minimum order of 50 pieces...
Are clear masks helpful? [CC] – YouTube
How to Stop Your Glasses From Fogging While Wearing a Mask With an Easy Sewing Adjustment
There have been many “hacks” and tricks for preventing glasses from fogging, but the only way I’ve found that really works is sewing or taping in a flap. Here are the sewing instructions. If you want to do...
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.
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.”...
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...
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”...
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:...
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
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,...
Fashion Policing Face Masks [CC] – YouTube