Crafters making homemade masks during coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 11:24 AM, Mar 25, 2020
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 14: A biker with a mask is seen during a day where Mexico City's authorities have activated a contingency plan due to bad air conditions on May 14, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico City has been experiencing severe air pollution over the last four days, the result of firess surrounding the city. Critics say the government's response to the problem has been inadequate. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
The shortage of masks has crafters across the country dusting off those sewing machines and gathering up fabric scraps.
Patterns for homemade masks are all over the internet, but there's one problem.
Experts say they probably don't work in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
N-95 masks are the *only* masks the CDC has said can keep you from getting sick.
But these homemade masks can serve other purposes.
Wearing a mask can be a reminder to not touch your face.
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