Coronavirus: Saskatchewan microbiologist warns homemade masks can be ineffective

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan microbiologist warns homemade masks can be ineffective
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A Saskatoon business owner says she’s given away hundreds of homemade masks as people try to protect themselves from COVID-19 .

Seamstress Mylynh Pham said she and her husband have been overwhelmed with requests over the past week.

She said the time spent making the polyester and cotton-blend masks is worth it because she wants to support Saskatonians in a challenging time.

“We try as much as we can to help out,” Pham said. “We’re not like the front line [workers], but … we can do something.”

While Saskatchewan’s clinical microbiology lead applauded people for helping out during the pandemic, he said homemade masks aren’t the best tool for infection prevention.
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