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    The New York Times Company | GINA KOLATA | 3/20/20 | 5 min
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    • Alexa
      Scout
      3 months ago

      Maybe I'm a little slow to connect the dots but...aren't we often plagued by a n95 mask shortage?

      I remember when the fire(s) [camp fire maybe? I don't remember which one] got really bad a year or two ago in the bay you were hard pressed to find an n95 anywhere in IRL stores or online, most of my burner friends were digging into their costume stash to find old ones since they were sold out in stores...that makes me wonder if perhaps this article could have been researched a bit deeper.

      I am gutted these healthcare professionals are putting their health on the line and having to reuse masks, but why does it feel like we're never prepared for respiratory threats?

      If y'all find a good article out there about how we seem to be better prepared for an A-bomb attack than a threat to our lungs, lemme know...I'm curious about this

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      3 months ago

      A decontaminated mask or no mask. Is there a problem here? This will certainly buy time until another 100 million masks can be made!

    • jbuchana3 months ago

      It's sad that they have to be concerned about being sued while they are trying to save lives.

    • SEnkey
      Scout
      3 months ago

      Most of the time it probably makes sense to just get a new mask, the opposite may now be true.