Testing PPE: Are DIY Masks a Viable Alternative to Address Shortages?
IEEE Pulse. 2020 May-Jun;11(3):29-30
Authors: Weber C
As the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, researchers from across the world are harnessing their skills and opening their labs to contribute to solutions for managing and addressing the health crisis. One area identified by hospitals and medical providers as a critical need has been the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), which is required to keep health care providers safe from exposure to the virus as they care for patients. In response, manufacturers such as 3M have promised to increase production in order to fulfill the extensive orders. However, medical providers may not see the bulk of these outputs for weeks even as current supplies are running low.
PMID: 32559165 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]