Make cheap masks accessible

Masks are all sold out. First, there should be a general supply of masks available. Second, they can't cost the world. They are as important as water in the airport. Therefor companies shouldn't be allowed to ask for a lot money for a simple mask.

Why the contribution is important

Masks help prevent infections. In closed building you can't always keep social distance.

by Allie on May 06, 2020 at 06:05PM

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Based on: 18 votes


  • Posted by DevVeh May 06, 2020 at 18:14

    There is a global shortage of face masks.
  • Posted by GJTorrie May 06, 2020 at 18:56

    If you cannot make yourself one do not go outside. If you need one for an essential job such as a nurse, you will have one (or more than one in fact).
  • Posted by marksdonohoe May 06, 2020 at 19:05

    This may be necessary to allow businesses to reopen
  • Posted by BiggGrumperz May 06, 2020 at 19:31

    There is plenty production capacity in the UK. F1, Mercedes and Dyson all offerred capacity, and the UK govt declined their offers. Why?
  • Posted by Foxysas May 06, 2020 at 19:35

    Masks should be compulsory on any outing to the shops, absolutely.
  • Posted by theresasheldon May 06, 2020 at 19:59

    Essential for confidencein the country and it's care for our health
  • Posted by lumatrix May 06, 2020 at 20:51

    People should be encouraged and masks should be provided. I noticed that in Spain? inside a supermarket there was a cop handing out FREE masks. As the latest science suggests that coughs or sneezes could cross supermarket aisles and THOUSANDS of masks are available from Chinese suppliers it should be a no-brainer for the SG. It seems perfectly obvious that sneezes and coughs and even speech droplets can travel an unknown distance, though why this is unknown is unknown - why? By wearing a mask you CAN protect others and though not a scientist it seems perfectly obvious. WEAR A BLOODY MASK IN PUBLIC PLEASE.
  • Posted by Dickybeau May 06, 2020 at 20:52

    It’s easy to make your own mask. Have a search on YouTube for ‘masks for all’ there are loads of folk showing you how to make basic masks that will let you shop safely but that are not surgical level. Some folk have used old socks (clean of course),others old T-shirts and others have made cloth masks from bits of spare material that are fairly brightly coloured. All we need to do is to reduce how far our breath, coughs and sneezes travel while we are in confined spaces. You need to be careful not to touch the outside with bare hands and to wash them at 60 degrees after every use. If you suffer from asthma, take advice from your doctor.
  • Posted by JMack May 06, 2020 at 21:00

    know that the benefits of face coverings/masks are disputed, but they are increasingly being used by countries coming out of lockdown in Europe, and their use is already prevalent in Asia. I believe that, to be effective in mitigating the spread of droplets from sneezes, coughs and breaths, their use in a population needs to be more or less universal. So, I would urge that the current recommendation to consider wearing a face covering in potentially crowded or busy situations like shops and public transport should be toughened up to mandatory status, with the customary range of enforcement provisions. Why the contribution is important I think that the wearing of face coverings/masks in appropriate situations is important because: 1. It is beneficial in preventing the spread of the virus. 2. It will publicly and visibly reinforce community commitment to a disciplined approach to emerging from the crisis. 3. It will be acknowledged by the our neighbours in Europe and the wider World as a reassurance that we are taking the threats of a "second wave" seriously and responsibly.
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