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 personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks stretched, some agencies have been turning to online suppliers.One care company says it paid £60,000 up front for PPE, but “the stock never came”.Meanwhile, a health trust said it had seen prices rise in what it calls “blatant profiteering”.

Source: Coronavirus: Buying PPE online for care sector ‘like the Wild West’ – BBC News

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.

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Pandemic Preparedness

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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 grocery stores. This ends up causing unnecessary chaos and shortages. There was no panic in my house though, because having already experienced what in hindsight was the last SARS and a war, plus Grandma’s warnings inContinue…

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The Basics: How to Survive Pandemics (Or Increase Your Chances Anyway)

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  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 medical establishment decides to cover it up, you know there is one when more than maybe three or four people you know are ill with the same thing. If there isn’t a big one, this is aContinue…

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  Welcome to AltPPE.net! Viruses are not political, but politics can certainly lead to problems. We all know about the struggle between maskers and anti maskers. Well, the whole reason that debate exists at all is because, as my parents taught me, half the truth is as bad as a lie, and the people have been told many half truths about viruses. When scientists and doctors write about or discuss these things, they often forgetContinue…

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