How to Make Your Own Mask
Don't despair: In just 45 seconds, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates how to make your own cloth facemask.
It's lo-tech. You can use a T-shirt, hand towel, or bandana. The only other thing you need is rubber bands.
That's because a "significant portion of people" — perhaps as much as one in four people — who are infected won't show any coronavirus symptoms. So wearing a cloth mask is particularly important for the many folks who don't know they're coronavirus carriers, but could spread the well-adapted microbe in crowded settings.
The virus can be spread even by talking.