In 1918, the Spanish Flu claimed over 50million lives. Unfortunately, it was very late in it's spread it was realized that wearing masks minimized the spread. Then they made people wear masks at gun point.
We should not deplete surgical masks and wear masks indefinitely.
But there is a number of weeks in the pattern of the pandemic that DIY masks can help reduce the spread (note the emphasis is not on personal protection alone). If we can slow things down, we can keep our healthcare and economic systems from collapse.
With our depleted health care systems, our financial situation with the price of oil and the economy in dire straits and having no record of remarkable or distinguished leadership in our current history. We cannot depend on government or our medical systems even made more challenging with the level of public awareness and education on these matters
We must find simple cost effective yet efficient systems and processes that everyone can do or contribute to in order to stem the tide of the growth of this coronavirus and more importantly safely go back to work before the cure becomes more expensive than the sickness and we damage it beyond our ability to bounce back.
I am asking you, really, begging you to help us and our nation to supply our population with #masks4all to be used in public spaces to contain the spread of this virus. We are looking for takers, philanthropists, selfless citizens, entrepreneurs and you and I to get involved in any or all of our 3 prong approach to stopping this virus in addition to the already implemented and recommend policies already in place.
We need help to manufacture locally masks that can be used to prevent the spread using every possible resource at our disposal for millions of people. We need to creatively and innovative educate the public about the virus and the current strategy as well as healthy use of masks in public places to curb the spread. Finally we must keep records and track the effectiveness of this strategy working with others to measure its efficacy.
Every little helps even the production, distribution and measured impact of one mask to one person or masks to a family would cut down on the ability to infect others which we know grows exponentially. This means every single one of us can make a difference and many even more.
We can do this and lead our continent out of this nightmare and predictions of the world system but we must do this together everyone making a sacrifice for another. We can only promise to recognize and award those who have astounding impact and ideas that scale