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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
Reusable Silicone Face Mask with 30 Filters Face Mask Face | Etsy
REUSABLE SILICONE MASK Anti : DUST ; BACTERIA ; VIRUS ; SMOG ; PM2.5 Can be sterilized by boiling water Food Grade FDA standard silicone material with High Temperature Resistance -40C to +230C flexible Material closely fit to...
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...
Cloth Masks Work Better Than Valves in Scientific Visualizations/Simulations
Siddhartha Vermaa), Manhar Dhanakb), and John Frankenfieldc) have published simulations that suggest that cloth masks work a lot better than masks with valves at preventing the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. Whether or not this works...
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...
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...
Masks have stopped disease spread for centuries. Here’s why they may catch on in the U.S.
More than a year into a pandemic that has sickened tens of millions of people in the United States and killed more than 500,000, most people are eager to reclaim some semblance of their former lives. About half...
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...
Beware of Mask Scams
Companies advertising on Facebook and other social media are scamming people with transparent masks that are substandard and unsanitary.
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
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...
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
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.
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
Fashion Policing Face Masks [CC] – YouTube
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
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...
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
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
5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids With Reemergence Anxiety | HuffPost Life
Experts share their advice for supporting children’s mental health in this transitional time. Source: 5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids With Reemergence Anxiety | HuffPost Life
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.
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...
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 |...
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...
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...
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.”...
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...
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”...
We Studied One Million Students. This Is What We Learned About Masking.
RETURNING TO SCHOOL THIS FALL, CHILDREN SHOULD BE VACCINATED IF ELIGIBLE, WEAR MASKS OR PREPARE TO RISK GETTING COVID. Big questions loom over the upcoming back-to-school season: Should children be required to wear masks? Should children go to...
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.
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:...
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
2020 – the year that masks replaced gum under the lunch tables : mildlyinteresting
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.
I Asked Google Episode 1: Mold
I asked Google for some information about mold, and learned something else new.
Moringa, an Isothiocyanate-rich Seed Could Prevent or Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes After Covid Vaccination
If you are diabetic and noticing your blood sugar has been spiking more often during these stressful times, or will be getting vaccinated soon, try to find some mature moringa seeds. The mature seeds work better for reducing...
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...
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
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
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...