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- The easiest way to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus is with a face mask, and Amazon’s best-selling face masks are on sale for 54¢ each right now so there’s no cheaper way to keep yourself and your family safe.
- DIY face masks are still very popular options as well, and a good design that’s well-executed can offer protection that is just as good as a basic face mask like Amazon’s best-seller.
- You can make your own DIY coronavirus face masks with no sewing required, and all it takes is some stuff that’s already lying around your house along with a few simple supplies from Amazon.
As economies continue to reopen across the country, it’s pretty amazing that new coronavirus cases are still declining in many hard-hit states like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. Of course, the only way to ensure that those numbers continue to fall is if EVERYONE wears a face mask EVERY TIME he or she leaves the home and uses hand sanitizer as frequently as possible. And in other states like California, Texas, Arizona, and Georgia where new coronavirus case numbers are skyrocketing again, masks and sanitizer are the only way to slow the spread and avoid more lockdowns that everyone has grown so tired of.
The bottom line is that there will be a second wave of coronavirus infections that’s just as bad as the first if we let our guard down even a little right now. The CDC recommends on its website that everyone wears a face mask anytime they leave their homes, whether it’s to go grocery shopping, to pick up food, to go for a walk, or for any other reason. This is even more important now than it has been for the past few months since nonessential businesses are beginning to reopen.Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) List Price:$11.30 Price:$24.94 ($0.50 / mask) You Save:$2.90 (26%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
The quickest and easiest option is to pick up Amazon’s best-selling face masks while they’re on sale for just $0.54 each, which is the lowest price ever for these popular face masks. As long as you practice strict social distancing and good hygiene, these masks will do a terrific job of protecting you or helping stop you from spreading the novel coronavirus if you’re already infected. By the way, good hygiene means washing your hands anytime you touch something outside your home — on a related note, best-selling Medex hand sanitizer is back in stock at Amazon right now.Price:$39.99 for 12 bottles Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
That said, there’s actually a very simple way to can make masks yourself that are even more than effective than those face masks. On top of that, you can make dozens of them with a few simple supplies, most of which you already have lying around your home. You’ll obviously still need to practice good hygiene and use social distancing, but these masks will do a great job of adding an extra layer of protection against aerosolized coronavirus.
We came across a great little video that shows how to make a DIY face mask that is much better than most basic masks you’ve seen plans for online. It’s not complicated at all, and you don’t even need to sew or use any hard-to-get supplies. Most of what you need to make these masks is probably already lying around your house, and the only supplies you won’t already have just came back in stock at Amazon. First, you’ll need a MERV 13 Pleated Air Filter. If the one linked here is sold out, use this search and get any well-reviewed air filer with a MERV 13 rating (nothing lower). You also need some Carbon Pad Charcoal Sheets for Air Filters.Aerostar 14x14x1 MERV 13 Pleated Air Filter, AC Furnace Air Filter, 6 Pack (Actual Size: 13 3/4… Price:$36.84 ($6.14 per filter) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission 16x48 Cut-to-Fit Activated Carbon Filter Sheet (1 Pack) Charcoal Pad Air Filter Sheet for Air P… Price:$14.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Here’s the full list of supplies and materials you’ll need:
- Old T-shirt or leggings
- MERV 13 Filter (to filter small particles)
- Activated Carbon Sheet (to filter small particles and reduce odor)
- Maxi Pad or Sterile Gauze Pad (to wick moisture away from your mouth)
- Vinegar (to help kill bacteria and viruses)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
That’s it! It’s a very simple little DIY face mask tutorial that can go a long way to help protect you and your loved ones. You’ll find the video embedded below.
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