Face masks are in short supply and urgently needed by health care workers, and Thursday have come up with a creative way to address that shortage. As they tweeted today, "We have started the process of turning appropriate stock merchandise from our web store into fabric face masks for frontline medical workers and essential personnel. Further information how you can help will follow later in the week. Stay safe, stay connected and stay inside!"
You can, in fact, make a DIY face mask out out of an old t-shirt, without any sewing necessary -- there are lots of links to videos and instructions here. Keep in mind, though, that a DIY mask won't be as effective as an N95 respirator. It's better than nothing, though.
Meanwhile, after President Trump suggested that masks were "going out the back door" at NYC hospitals rather than being legitimately used in huge quantities during our present pandemic crisis in a White House press briefing on Sunday (3/29), Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to the ridiculous claim, as NY Daily News reports. "It’s insulting, it’s outrageous, it’s incredibly insensitive to people who right now are giving their all," de Blasio said in an interview with NY1. "They’re literally watching some of their own lost to this disease...trying to make sure they have basic protection so they can go to their families...I don’t know what the president’s talking about."