With maximum medical protective equipment made in China, that shortage could spread. Some European countries also are caution of shortages. You should improvise, of course, so humans are making do with the likes fruit skins and even bras. Because something is higher than nothing.
Julian Tang, of the Leicester Royal Infirmary said:
‘You can use bras as mask – which is what people did at some point of SARS 17 years in the past when mask sold out.’
Most effective, studies suggests, is the close-fitting mask. Doctors and nurses are counseled to wear these in opposition to germs which might be well airborne, in tiny debris that waft on air currents and go deep into your lungs.
A tight match is essential (they don’t work with a beard) to hold out these particles.