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Rally Masks 2020 is an effort to provide a protective layer from contamination in the air for people as a fashion accessory in the form of a cotton mask with decorative prints. These are not a medical device and for collectible and advertising purposes.

Originally we were simply trying to buy mask for our customers at Bernie Sanders events and rallies, but none were available. The few mask I found were made of a couple of layers of cotton. As I analyzed the make-up of the mask and it's ability to provide a layer of protection from the coronavirus COVID-19, I realized it would not meet the standards of a medical device, but definitely added some comfort to the wearer and provided a vehicle for humor, to promote a political candidate or advertise a sports team with prints and logos.

The idea here is to make a reusable surgical style mask that can be washed, sanitized and re-used. I learned that putting a layer of paper towel between the mask and your face would add another barrier from outside contaminants. These are not protection from the Coronavirus or COVID-19, but a Bernie Sanders campaign collectible for 2020. They may help protect from a cold, but are not being sold as protection from COVID-19.

We have since developed a pocket type mask, that is made of cotton, and it allows for an additional paper towel to be placed between the cotton, to add to the filtration process. None of this is full-proof, but being able to switch out the inside layers between use could help block contaminants from the porous knit cotton material. We are currently using Viva paper towels. But ideally a towel that is non-woven may provide the best separation of materials, while allowing for a breathable interface.

Lastly, the cotton material also provides a surface that can easily be printed on for slogans and logos. Every sports team or event in the future will most likely have to distribute some form of mask at public events to alleviate the spread of coronavirus and make the atmosphere feel safe. The isn't stoppable from the use of mask, but if someone has a cold it can prohibit the infection from being released into a broader community population.

The question remains if local production can make a satisfactory mask that can have some benefits and provide a stream of revenue to support production of these mask by printing logos and decorating the surgical mask?

I was able to manufacture simple mask with a filter patch using a single needle machine, t-shirt cotton and screen printing logos onto the material. Like a t-shirt these would be washable and depending on the handling they can be sanitary for reuse. These types of mask made of cotton layers are also more comfortable to wear in that they feel like a t-shirt. It would take additional testing to confirm if these types of mask would be useful for the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak, but since very few mask are available at all, these are a low-level substitute for the real mask referred to as N95, but would not provide the same level of protection without modifications and serious analysis of the materials that are used.



Blank Vintage Military Surgical Mask with tie strings - Cotton - free shipping
Blank Vintage Military Surgical Mask with tie strings - Cotton - free shipping

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Vintage Hawaiian Rayon Fabric on a Vintage Surgical Mask
Vintage Hawaiian Rayon Fabric on a Vintage Surgical Mask

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks - World Health Organization

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Can a face mask stop coronavirus? - Covid-19 myths busted - The Guardian

Early Mask Prototypes for Production and distribution at Rallies and Events
Early Mask Prototypes for Production and distribution at Rallies and Events

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BBC - Coronavirus: Face mask ads banned for 'misleading' claims

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Live Science - No, a regular surgical mask will not help you steer clear of the virus. - Can wearing a face mask protect you from the new coronavirus?

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Cleveland.com - What you might not know about using face masks to protect against coronavirus

NPR - Not Enough Face Masks Are Made In America To Deal With Coronavirus

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If you can read this you are inside my social perimeter - back off t-shirt and mask

Coronavirus: Face masks could increase risk of infection, medical chief warns - Independent

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FACE MASK SEWING PATTERN - Make your own

Making Mask for the Coronavirus - COVID-19 There is no direct path, but we must head down this road

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CBS8 - Coronavirus - Nurses take to social media to protest surgical mask policy

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Roll Call - Coronavirus - CDC suggests nurses use bandanas, scarves during face mask shortage

CNN - Coronavirus Masks - Hospitals and doctors offices battling coronavirus are running out of protective gear, so some are making their own




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