Hilariously Inventive DIY Face Masks That May (Or May Not) Keep Coronavirus Away

The world is in crisis mode. Thanks to the spread of coronavirus, consumers are freaking out and stockpiling everything from hand sanitizer to toilet paper. One of the first products to sell out across the globe was face masks. Even though science has shown that surgical masks alone won’t prevent you from contracting COVID-19 (they’re more of a Band-Aid for those who are already infected), it might be wise to be prepared. Since you won’t be able to purchase a medical-grade surgical mask anytime soon, you’ll have to make your own. Here are some easily accessible items that can double as a DIY face mask in an emergency (though we make no guarantees about their effectiveness). Good luck out there!

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