Americans across the country are beginning to sew face masks at home in a desperate battle to meet the drastic need for protective equipment for healthcare workers fighting on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors have issued a stark warning about the dire need for more personal protective equipment such as face masks and hospital gowns and healthcare workers began to protest on Monday as the number of U.S. cases jumps over 50,000 and the death toll rises to more than 620. Individual volunteers have jumped into the fold to make what they can as companies such as crafts chain Joann Stores have made all of their locations available for volunteers who want to aid the effort. The help is coming after governors in New York and Illinois pleaded for help in ending the face mask drought, revealing that the cost of a protective N95 respirator masks has risen more than 800% from 85 cents to $7 as state battles state and country battles country for the limited supply. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control quietly updated their advice for healthcare workers amid the shortage, even advising that scarfs or bandannas be used if the need gets… Read full this story
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