PPE and Pandemic Aware Fashion Guide for Merchants and Crafters

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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 income by being aware that masks are here to stay. Those who have gotten ill and their loved ones are leading the charge to encourage people to be considerate by wearing masks and barriers, and practicing goodContinue…

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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..

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Preparing for the Twindemic: Flurona Season

Sfinj Moroccan Donuts

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 family who aren’t antivaxers to do so as well. I’ll be nagging those on both sides of the issue about probiotics, exercise, and keeping their immune systems in good order. I’m very fortunate to live in aContinue…

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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.

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What to Wear Instead of a Face Mask Bracket

Nicole in Black Sequin Mask by Lisa Aigbe

Face mask brackets may reduce your cloth mask’s effectiveness. Here’s what AltPPE.net recommends instead.

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Fighting Back against the Loneliness Epidemic – Scientific American

Throughout the country, socially distanced young adults and older adults have been forming connections

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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 the same in real life, it is something to consider when choosing what to use. It is likely that practical concerns are key in this. If you are a frequent face toucher, or someone who sweats aContinue…

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