Where Are All the Masks?

The shortage is real. Here are some things people are doing about it.

Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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Health care workers responding to the Covid-19 pandemic across the U.S. are lacking the basic protective gear to keep them safe. Medical workers should be wearing N95 masks, which filter out around 95% of particles in the air. And yet a nationwide shortage is leaving many without.

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Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that