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Using a bra as a coronavirus hack

Using a bra, Dr. Amy Baxter provides a tutorial on how to make an effective protective mask.

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We women have bras - tons of them and many don't fit, aren't used and just pile up.  We can create 2 (of course) masks that are much more effective than the paper ones.  

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I feel much better wearing a mask that has proven to be effective.  Calms the anxiety and hopefully will slow the spread of the virus!

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I shared this with a long list of family and friends.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • SMS Alerts

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The elderly.  Many are going about business as usual.  

What is your current profession?

Anthropologist, design thinking educator and consultant

In what city are you located?

Upstate, NY (Tully)

In what country are you located?



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