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Entertainment Future is donating face masks to hospital workers and patients to combat the shortage

08:40  29 march  2020
08:40  29 march  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Future , the rapper behind the hit " Mask Off," is partnering with Atlanta Sewing Style to provide face masks to hospital workers and patients in a Hysteria over the spread of the novel coronavirus has led to mask shortages across the nation and world, as many people snatched them up in a panic.

Health care workers and caretakers of those with respiratory infections also should wear them, JAMA said. But there is no evidence that face masks are effective in Vice President Mike Pence seemed to address the shortage during a White House press briefing with President Trump on Saturday.

Cue the flutes. But this time, Future wants your mask on.

Future wearing a hat and sunglasses: Future is taking on the face mask shortage. © Prince Williams/Wireimage/Getty Images Future is taking on the face mask shortage.

The rapper behind the 2017 hit "Mask Off," Future is partnering with a sewing organization to provide face masks to hospital workers and patients in a campaign appropriately titled "Mask On."

The FreeWishes Foundation, founded by Future, his sister and his mother, announced the campaign this week, calling the need for medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic "critical."

"As most people adapt to the new normal of staying quarantined to protect themselves from the coronavirus, healthcare professionals do not have this privilege," the foundation said in a news release. "In addition, they do not even have enough supplies to protect themselves from contracting the coronavirus."

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Unfortunately, the severe drought of face masks and other sterile equipment has affected most of In the Czech Republic – which now requires all residents to wear face masks while outdoors – medical workers were photographed wearing modified diving masks as they treated Covid-19 patients .

(CNN) The N95 respirator masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply. People around the country are sewing masks . And some hospitals , facing dire shortage The masks tolerate the decontamination well, he said

Atlanta Sewing Style, a sewing organization based in Future's hometown, has organized a team of 500 to make and deliver the masks, the release said. The release did not say how many masks they would be producing.

"It is important to my brother, Future and I that we are of service to our community, especially during this pandemic and throughout the year," said Tia-Wilburn Anderson, Future's sister and co-founder of the foundation.

Hysteria over the spread of the novel coronavirus has led to mask shortages across the nation and world, as many people snatched them up in a panic. The boom led to higher prices and made them more difficult to obtain for American health care workers, who need the masks more than the average citizen.

Future and his family aren't the only ones stepping up. Volunteers across the country have helped provide health care workers with needed face masks.

Earlier this month, national retailer Joann Fabrics and Craft Stores released a video tutorial on how to make face masks. The retailer encouraged people to drop off them at store locations, to be donated to local hospitals. Other local sewing groups have also pitched in.

Texas, meanwhile, has used prison labor to help cover the shortage.

Are fabric masks really effective? Michel Cymes gives his opinion .
© SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS / SIPA Are fabric masks really effective? Michel Cymes gives his opinion In Allô Docteurs on Snapchat, Michel Cymes gave his opinion on the effectiveness of fabric masks acclaimed by many French people due to the shortage of surgical masks or FFP2. Better than nothing? While the France currently suffers from a shortage of masks, some are trying to get around the problem by manufacturing fabric masks for their outings during confinement.

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