An army of sewers, making masks for America

[New York Times, March 25, 2020] Many of the finished masks are going into the Allina Health network of hospitals and clinics in Minnesota, said Helen Strike, who is in charge of Allina’s coronavirus response. She said she worried that the hospital network’s mask supplies could be depleted as the virus spread in Minnesota.

Allina hospital workers in protective gear are collecting the masks at more than a dozen sites where people can drive up and hand them out the window without leaving their cars.

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a woman sewing face masks
Corinna Bakken, the Minnesota Opera’s costume director in Minneapolis, stitching masks out of gowns sent by a local hospital.Credit. Tim Gruber for The New York Times

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