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Volunteers are making masks to help with COVID-19 shortages. Who will use them?

Apr 3, 2020
Some hospitals are accepting homemade face masks, but they may have limited uses.
Oluwatosin Fagbuyi, a graduate student at Tennessee State University, has been helping keep the school’s 3D printers running, molding headbands as part of a face shield for medical workers.
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COVID-19 draws apparel manufacturers into the surgical mask business

Mar 24, 2020
Hanes. The fashion designer Christian Siriano. And lots of small apparel companies are getting into the mask-making business.
A shortage of surgical face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has some unexpected manufacturers stepping up.
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