A Solution to the Mask Shortage

How one hospital in Texas could be a model for everyone else

There’s a mask that’s better than N95, and it’s reusable. But it’s basically only used by industries (factories, farming, mining, and more) and not health care. Except for one tiny hospital in Texas that treats people with tuberculosis. The hospital staff are forbidden from wearing N95 masks and are instead given elastomeric respirators. No staff have become infected for the last two decades of this policy. Now it’s quickly becoming a model for hospitals with staff treating…

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