The global stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) is insufficient to meet the demands of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly for medical masks and respirators. Our focus is to mitigate the impact and control the spread of COVID-19 through:
- providing guidance to the public and health care workers on the effectiveness of different do-it-yourself (DIY) masks, including material type and mask design, and
- developing a scalable crowdsourced fabrication process in order to rapidly meet health care demand for medical masks.
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