Should hospitals reuse N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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  • Alexandra Ibsen says:

    I am sewing masks with a ton of Toronto groups. Could our cotton masks be worn over your N95’s? We’re mostly making the pleated ones with elatic for ears. Please let me know if we can divert them to you. There are sewists also making scrub caps.
    Kind regards,
    Alex Ibsen
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  • Melissa says:

    Please continue the research, but do not have healthcare staff be “quinea pigs” without sufficient evidence this practice is safe and does not harm the integrity & effectiveness of the mask.


Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor is a health journalist and former Patient Navigation Advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he provided advice and answered questions from patients and their families. Paul will continue to write occasional columns for Healthy Debate.

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