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Combatting Shortages

Hi all, with shortages of masks, sanitizers, ventilators, etc. I thought I’d start a thread on ways to compensate.

For starters, here is the World Health Organization (WHO)'s guidance on local production of sanitizing handrub solutions.

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See document by Stanford Medicine and Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab.

COVID-19 Evidence Service | Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages [v1.2] Updated March 25, 2020

In a nut shell, while not recommended generally due to unknown effect on N95 respirator fit; heating at 70 degrees Celsius(158 Fahrenheit) appears to largely preserve filtration efficiency at removing E. coli.

Your standard oven can reach that temperature easily.

https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A%2F%2Fstanfordmedicine.box.com%2Fv%2Fcovid19-PPE-1-1

The authors offer these links for your consideration if you need to make your own mask.
https://www.consumer.org.hk/ws_en/news/specials/2020/mask-diy-tips.html


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