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GREETINGS FROM THE FOUNDERS OF THE MASKS4ALL MOVEMENT

We are excited to see how far this movement has reached and its positive impact on flattening the curve all over the world. We bring you greetings from Petr Ludwig and Aneta Kernova, the founders of the Masks4All movement, which they recorded exclusively for YOU!

 

 

Petr Ludwig & Team of Experts at COVID-CZECHIA: A KEY ARGUMENT FOR USING HOMEMADE MASKS

#Masks4All
Movement for population-wide use of homemade masks as critical protective equipment against COVID-19

 A speaker, writer and social media influencer Petr Ludwig made an educational video on the importance of wearing masks, not as a protection for yourself but to protect others in case you are unaware of being sick and are not showing
symptoms. The video cites a study by researchers from University of Cambridge which concludes that surgical masks are 3x more effective than home-made masks, nevertheless they recommend home-made masks as a last resort when
surgical masks are not available.
As the shortage of masks provided by the government continued, hospitals reached out on social media and asked if people may be able to sew a few masks for them because they were running low. In an unprecedented show of support, many people started making masks, not just for the hospitals but for everybody. 
The effort was both individual - people making masks by hand sewing or on a sewing machine at home, and organizational - theaters, non-profit organizations, small business and factories which normally produce clothes, linens, accessories redirected their efforts into full-time sewing. Local companies were sewing in bulk, supplying hospitals, senior citizen homes, the police or firemen. Masks were delivered to hospitals or to friends and neighbors who would often find them in their mailboxes. In some areas, people created “mask trees” where they would put available extra masks that were up for grabs for others.

Find more information about the MASKS4ALL movement HERE.