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Corona Virus Mask

March 2, 2020

The recent outbreak of the Corona Virus and the resulting world-wide hysteria has caused massive shortages of certain sanitary supplies. One item in particular has been wiped off the shelves of every drug store, market and even Walmart. What to do? Use your head and a little imagination.

Introducing the Corona Virus Coffee Filter Mask.

Items required:

One 8-12- cup coffee filter. These are readily available cheaply at any market.
Two small buttons
12″ of round elastic cord.

Fold the filter in half and make two small holes on each side just large enough for the cord to pass.

Pass the cord first through the folded filter and then through one button hole. Trim off extra cord. Repeat for the other side.

You now have an emergency mask that is probably no better but no worse than the ones you cannot buy at any price.


Remember, masks are effective to help an infected person from spreading any virus to others. However, they are less effective in preventing the acquisition of a virus.

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  1. That is pretty cool…🤩

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  2. Timothy Price permalink

    Great idea. I sent your post to my programmer for his dad who’s flying to Texas. A staff member asked if we had an official policy for Corona Virus at the office. I said wash your hands often. Otherwise, no.

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  3. Brilliant!

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  4. KiM permalink

    Never realized before you and Anthony Hopkins look a little alike 🙂

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  5. Che bell’idea!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this simple and easy-to-make alternative mask.
    Thanks, too, for the follow 🙂

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  7. What a fantastic idea! A friend made one from a washable furnace filter, but yours looks more comfortable.

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    • Very comfortable and effective but remember masks really belong on the sick so they don’t spread disease.

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      • That’s why I found it so strange that my favorite type of masks are selling out. They have a valve to release moisture and so a sick person would still spread the virus.

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  8. Geniale.. Ed il pensiero del caffè ti fa sentire pure inconsciamente più attivo..

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  9. Reblogged this on Don Charisma and commented:
    A novel way to beat the face mask shortage … very creative !

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Very creative!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I like that idea.


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  12. Great idea and well presented. You blog follow is most appreciated.

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