How to Make Your own Face Covering

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.
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Apr 3, 2020




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Selma Yıldırım
Thank you
Davett53 7 days ago
Recalling many past shitty retail jobs,.....starts out fine. You get a fair hourly wages, promised vacation days, 40 hours of weekly work, & a healthcare plan.....then your into it for few months,....and all of a sudden your hours are cut to under 40, then they end your healthcare plan, and no vacation days. Next,..All raises are frozen. Your only recourse is to start stealing rubber bands & anything else not bolted down, or quit.
Leonie Arries
Leonie Arries 7 days ago
I have no extra cloths or rubber bands ...i will come come get from you....if its ok
Peter Shepherd
Peter Shepherd 7 days ago
This video left out intermediate step of scissor-trim of t-shirt horizontally below arms before folding. A verbal allusion to that step would make it more complete.
Samaa Hammam
Samaa Hammam 7 days ago
Do not follow the Deception being put out by Robert Redfield, a man he advocated against sterile needles and condoms to drug users calling them "false prophets". A man who's sole foundation of religion is based on the teaching of a nicolaitan, a man chosen purposely by Trump. Making a face mask is not sterile,nor does a healthy person wear a mask dropping Oxygen levels, nor will the CDC ever state it will prevent one from getting any virus, because it can't. I pray the masses will recognize Deception, Deception is not lies that would be easily spotted, but Deception mixes truth with falsehood not so easily spotted. Oh this Robert Redfield have an evil agenda, those that follow God don't let no man deceive you.and Dr Jerome Adams must know every recommendations from an entire medical team does not mean a patient must listen, the final say known as the "veto power" lay with the patient according to medical ethics.they cannot demand any to wear a mask they can only recommend. The final veto power always lay with the patient and if they deny medical ethics, then they should never have a medical liscense in the first place. God be with those who seek truth, for even Jesus so hated those that follow the teaching of a nicolaitan as Robert Redfield so chose.
Противогаз Путина
It supposed to prevent droplets from getting out of the mask but it is not protecting you it’s “protecting” other people
XxRoBotGaMes12xX 8 days ago
Pablo 9 days ago
I wonder if people would drink from their hands if we didnt have cups... or maybe they could make new cups?
King Katura
King Katura 10 days ago
How is this still on the internet because this is the definition of misinformation.. You neglect to inform the public that several studies throughout the years have shown that cloth face coverings make infections, flu's, corona viruses an such more likely to cause you to be infected and get sick. You also neglect to mention that if you wear them for a prolonged period of time their are other health risks. You also neglect to mention that their is no filter on them so that means the can't stop something as small as a virus to begin with. Besides the fact that slaves were forced to wear them so they didn't spit on their masters. Besides the fact that event eh medical respirators which people call surgical masks where also made to stop spit from infecting wounds. on top of that they do and are a filter but not a very good one since it also has been shown in medical study's that those masks have a 40% or lower chance to stop one of those viruses. We also know that company's build massive filters the size of buildings with two separate types of filters in them and they still can't filter out most of it on count that viruses and the like are measured in nano meters and we do not have the technology to filter most of it and the tech we do have only lessens the amount. Lets see how long these actual facts take to be censored. Now i am a veteran as well and its interesting instead of pushing this themselves they chose someone else who is/was military to tell you it. Almost as if they want you to trust what they are saying without you questioning or doing the research yourself on it, almost as if they want you to simply believe what they say while showing no empirical evidence to back any of it up, and yes i have been to the website their is none.
Dennis Schmidt
Dennis Schmidt 11 days ago
I realize this is your job...But C'mon Doc! You know as well as I do that this will be completely ineffective, and may even make matters worse!
Dennis Schmidt
Dennis Schmidt 11 days ago
Eh? I'll just put a pair of underpants over my head....just as effective
Rochelle Bailey
Rochelle Bailey 12 days ago
Thank you for this easy to do video
Wanda Clark
Wanda Clark 14 days ago
No virus is kept either inside this mask to protect others nor does this mask protect the user from the virus outside it. The virus is microscopic and so this kind of mask is useless. Shame on the CDC for this propagation of false information.
William Lee
William Lee 14 days ago
Kamiah Lee
Sabisch TruePain
Sabisch TruePain 15 days ago
USA surgeon general is a loser he's already told us, wearing a facemask is dangerous...
eslam shams
eslam shams 17 days ago
wooooooooow good
정유미TV 18 days ago
It's only "that easy" is you never move and really can go in and out of the place you are going to in a minute or two. Otherwise, those rubber bands will work their way out of the folder and the mask will fall off, leaving you with the choice of picking it up and using it (no good) or going without and getting shamed by other shoppers.
Stephanie Achterling
fact check this is going against policy please remove
Alyanna Garcia
Alyanna Garcia 19 days ago
Vs the major
No2Pot 21 day ago
Even the CDC doesn't recommend wearing facemasks... more harm than good. www.embracelife911.org/tags/masks
Medicina Online
Medicina Online 22 days ago
David 22 days ago
Re: Masks THIS DOCTOR IS KILLING PEOPLE GIVING OUT THIS ADVICE. READ BELOW. NO ONE SHOULD USE COTTON OR CLOTH MASKS A report of a scientific study conducted over many months with different hospitals participating that this doctor is obviously unaware of and is therefore responsible for so many deaths, shows the findings which were that cloth masks made from natural material such as cotton are not safe to use, instead, help the spread of the virus to the wearer and others. At the end of the report the ‘conclusions’ are very easy to understand while the rest of it is scientific and you may find it hard to understand. There also is a uTube video that shows one how to make a SAFE mask out of a vacuum cleaner HEPA filter and the doctor who designed it explains why it is safe and why the cotton ones are not. Here are the links that you can type in to Google and uTube that will give you all the info to keep you and others safe. ruvid.net/video/video-W6d3twpHwis.html the safe mask www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4420971/ the scientific study that everyone especially our medical community should have been given and read to help stop spreading the virus. Another thing to consider is that stores taking your temperature does nothing to keep you safe, as when one gets the virus, one is contagious 4 days BEFORE your temperature goes up and you get or show any symptoms. Tell this doctor he shoulod read the report. Has he been living under a rock? The CDC and NIH both know of the study. STOP KILLING PEOPLE Eudice G.
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
The shirt was meant to be an advertisement for a drug that several people in the CDC owns stock in. This is corruption at its finest.
Shawn Breaux
Shawn Breaux 23 days ago
What changed from your recommendation earlier?
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
Nothing. This was merely an ad for Naloxone, a drug that many in the CDC own stock in. #conflictOfInterest 😡
Warren G Wonka
Warren G Wonka 18 days ago
Shawn Breaux Facts.
Monrovia Hicks
Monrovia Hicks 23 days ago
Brilliant, sir.
Carmen Garcia
Carmen Garcia 23 days ago
en castellano, es posible?
Lisa 23 days ago
I wonder how many hospitalizations could've been prevented (and less deluge) if the CDC didn't lie about masks at the jump.
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
This isn’t even effective or helpful as a mask and is being used merely as an ad for Naloxone, a drug many in the CDC own stock in. 🙄
Aramis3737 24 days ago
This video should be titled "how to pull the wool over your eyes"
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
Especially with the fact that they used a shirt that advertises a drug that many on the CDC board own stock in
Santana Canfield
Santana Canfield 24 days ago
can we sell these or no just asking
Evelyn Milne
Evelyn Milne 25 days ago
Effective (partially) only for protecting other people from the wearer and with social distancing. They won't protect the wearer especially if they don't know how to put it on or take it off.
Ha vD
Ha vD 25 days ago
The thinnest part of this mask is exactly in front of your mouth! It has just one layer here. Why not create 4 layers by just folding the whole piece of cloth twice??
Warren G Wonka
Warren G Wonka 18 days ago
One layer will catch the droplets you cough.
Shawn Breaux
Shawn Breaux 23 days ago
So its easier to conform to your face
Professor Broadhead
Could someone explain to me how the Surgeon General could say, "Masks Increase Virus Risk" on March 20, 2020 - and then on April 3, 2020 make a video showing "How to Make Your own Face Covering"??? Is the Surgeon General prone to changing his mind? And if he did, when and where did he inform the public of his new beliefs, and why he changed?
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
It is merely an ad for Naloxone, a drug many in the CDC own stock in. #corruption
mainlndr 23 days ago
Professor Broadhead ....I think the issue is with the fact that we have been dealing with a new unknown since January....scratch that...December. As information has been collected, as new facts come to light, through days, even hours, through the past weeks, months, we are learning more and understanding more. So, information to the public has changed as information has been collected. I believe, he stands her making this mask, solely to comfort the stressed out. People are scared and panicked. They need a mask to shop for groceries, etc. They haven’t a sewing machine, and can’t find masks for sale. Here is a simple solution until they can purchase them, or the bans are removed. He fails to give measurements and what size rubber bands......that is not the point either. He is just giving you an example of how you might make a mask. The point is to create something to cover mouth and nose so as to ease your fear / anxiety, and be able to leave your home. This tutorial, nor others, have addressed that fact that your eyes and ears are still exposed, nor the fact that people tend to pull down the mask to rub and scratch their face.........which was why the SG didn’t recommend masks earlier, back in marching.
Norm Detels
Norm Detels 27 days ago
a face shield is really the best option
Norm Detels
Norm Detels 27 days ago
OMG! I cannot believe this! This is what you are recommending people do? It has been proven that the covid-19 particles are too small for any mask to be effective (especially a t-shirt mask)! All a mask does is make your face a petri dish. You are better off social distancing, and no mask outside especially in summer
Aramis3737 24 days ago
EXACTLY 👏 finally, someone talking sense
First_111 27 days ago
Yes, Mr. Surgeon General, this is what the taxpayers of this country paying you GS14 or higher salary for! Brilliant advice! Too bad, the device you made doesn’t protect you from the brain degradation you seem to be experiencing.
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
They aren’t just paying him to do this, tax dollars were used here to advertise a drug that HE owns stock in, as well as many in the CDC.
your daddy
your daddy 28 days ago
what a joke just tell the society you guys are too lazy and can't make enough facemake
Gweedo Murray
Gweedo Murray 28 days ago
Jerome, you da man !! :-)
Marshall M
Marshall M 29 days ago
It's ironic how this is coming from the same guys who told Muslims that they could not cover their faces 😂😂😂
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
He’s a total joke. And this whole video is merely an ad for those at the CDC who own stock in Naloxone...
A Tennyson
A Tennyson 27 days ago
Not the same thing and you know it.
Daniel Mackey
Daniel Mackey 29 days ago
If I wore that mask for my manual labor job, I would suffocate and die.
Scorpio 29 days ago
This guy is ridiculous
Mohammad R
Mohammad R 29 days ago
We need the shamwow guy to make a tutorial
Aramis3737 24 days ago
Oh I think the CDC surgeon general Trump administration and WHO have been more than enough of a sham to make us say wow. Too frustrated to use punctuation
K Ray
K Ray 29 days ago
Now Mike Tyson tells us how to make face masks.
Blue Toile
Blue Toile 29 days ago
How sad and pathetic that the Surgeon General of the US is given nothing more to do than show us all how to make homemade masks. Oh, and stand behind our sorry excuse for a president as he rages against the media, democrats, China, etc., at a televised speech that is supposed to update us on the pandemic. On a side note, in South Korea, everyone is handed a new mask before they walk into a store. But, of course the US is the "best country in the world."
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
All this video is is a Naloxone ad, a drug that many in the CDC own stock in...
Josh Lutza
Josh Lutza 29 days ago
We are being manipulated, separated and Disarmed. Be ready for another "false flag" or "shooting" so they can take another step toward disarming us because that's what always happens; they just did it in Canada and US is next wait for it. Call up your representatives daily to tell them you don't believe the c-19 B.S. you will never Disarm and we are holding them All accountable for the lies and the debt, the murder and the control. We are done with the Control system
D Hanke
D Hanke 29 days ago
This is like using chicken wire to keep the mosquitoes out. They know better, go here blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2020/03/16/n95-preparedness/
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
It’s just an ad for Naloxone, a drug that many in the CDC own stock in 🙄
Raymond Holden
Raymond Holden 29 days ago
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
And corruption! This is merely an ad for Naloxone, a drug that many in the CDC own stock in!
Chris Simpson
Chris Simpson 29 days ago
I thought he said this video is about how to make your own hand sanitizer search a let down
EE E 29 days ago
If a General Surgeon of the USA has nothing else to do then showing us how to make a mask than something is not right.
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
Oh no, this is very much for a purpose. This is an ad for Naloxone, a drug that many people in the CDC own stock in 🙄
Random Mom
Random Mom 27 days ago
Ask the Surgeon General's boss why people in 45's administration can't do their jobs.
jeffery czernecki
jeffery czernecki 29 days ago
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Random Mom
Random Mom 27 days ago
No one in 45's administration makes a move without his approval. Forty-five has to be the center of attention.
Crypto Richard
Crypto Richard 29 days ago
I love how people here are sort of woke to this plandemic👍 1 like for every person that is woke👇
Joe150 ish
Joe150 ish 29 days ago
NO I will not wear a mask.
Elizabeth Kimmey
Elizabeth Kimmey 29 days ago
Jameson Beck
Jameson Beck 29 days ago
Thank you Mike tyson
Nasir Hill
Nasir Hill 29 days ago
1. Fabric masks are about .07% effective at suppressing microbes according to recent research, which is like how effective a sieve would be at blocking out water. 2. I wore a mask once just to see how effective it was at blocking mucus if I sneezed/coughed, and I sneezed because masks are dusty and I have a dust allergy, and the mucus went straight through the mask and onto my hand. Sneezing/coughing into your armpit is far safer. 3. Thinking that you're good to go because you're wearing a fabric mask is a danger in itself, because the mask (unless you're wearing an n95) is almost completely ineffective, and that false sense of security causes people to abandon more effective means, like sneezing into your elbow.
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
The purpose here wasn’t to help people not get the virus, rather, it is meant to advertise Naloxone, a drug that many in the CDC own stock in..
John Dogswell Gutters the4
Do not let these people lie to you a face mask will not protect you if you've ever worked in a face Mack Factory you would know this
belligerent fool
belligerent fool 29 days ago
I thought this video was made by youtube until I saw the like ratio
Joshua Williamson
Joshua Williamson 29 days ago
Am I the only one that thinks he is like a less pissed off version of Tyson
Kellie Miller
Kellie Miller 29 days ago
If you believe anything that the CDC says then youll believe anything CDC another two face fake news liars thumbs down always dont subscribe Loud Mouths
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
This is solely an ad for Naloxone, which many in the CDC own stock in... 🙄
Jack Straw
Jack Straw 29 days ago
If you didn’t notice the advertisement for big pharma thats all you need to know about who’s running the show.
zgrillo2004 27 days ago
Krusty 24
Krusty 24 29 days ago
Anyone else think he looks like mike Tyson
Ranaldo Bobsled
Ranaldo Bobsled 29 days ago
There's several people at work that a clear plastic bag with a string snugly around the neck would be the best choice for them.
C.W. Winger
C.W. Winger 29 days ago
Western train robber bandana mask is super easy. Just do that
Mark Jones
Mark Jones 29 days ago
mike k
mike k 29 days ago
Wow only took 5 months for a little common sense to kick in !
TheStonerKoala 29 days ago
Oh nice, the guy who told everyone to stop buying masks, since we peasants don't know how to use them and masks weren't effective a few months ago.. somehow , is now teaching us how to make them. Wonderful. O.o
IAmVersatile2006 29 days ago
The Injustice Against Humanity, The Intentional Crimes by those that Lead "The value of one's life is not determined by man, for the gift of life was not given by man" IAMV For all those in the world, that ignore the corruption and sins against a certain people, those that look the other way on crimes against humanity. The injustices by it's leaders, leaders that use the word of God to swear the truth in a court of law, while committing lies and acts of evil against humanity, using God's name to profess truth while denying it. Those leaders today, know that God's Shift is upon this world, his Shift that has now affect the entire world at once. For those that have look the other way for generations, regarding crimes against humanity, the dreams that has haunted you for years is now your reality. The media and networks that highlight the stories of injustice with occasional coverage, without reporting these stories with the intensity it deserves for the crimes against humanity, only helps continue to program the world, to accept these crimes against humanity. This is not and will never be acceptable, and is not of God, but God's Shift is now upon this world. God bless all those convicted and sentenced illegally, and for those fighting against the continued governing of the "Black Code Laws", these laws of man that has never died, laws that continue to kill the targeted Americans of this country. God Bless You All www.linkedin.com/posts/iamversatile_music-originalmusic-africanunion-activity-6661321143191953409-oXMM
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Not Real
Not Real Month ago
If my underwear can’t stop a fart, hows some old Tshirt going to stop covid19?
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
This is only an ad for Naloxone, which many in the CDC own stock in... #corruption
Random Mom
Random Mom 27 days ago
If you're passing particles through your underwear, you need to see someone about that. LOL!
Ronan B
Ronan B Month ago
🤣 'murica
Cannibal Man
Cannibal Man Month ago
I do the same thing then I dip it in gas and put to face and whaa laa I'm high
Tanvir R
Tanvir R Month ago
Is this really happening in America.
Rich Haupt
Rich Haupt Month ago
I’m sorry, what the hell is the matter with you all? No masks!
Dog rescuer
Dog rescuer Month ago
I thought we didn't need a mask? Hmm
Rachel C Zumaya
Rachel C Zumaya 10 days ago
All this is an ad for naloxone, a drug that many in the CDC owns stock in
drayplayz Month ago
Kylee L
Kylee L Month ago
Wait, so the same guy that posted “seriously people STOP BUYING MASKS” on social media is now in a video about how to make your own mask? That’s what I call ironic. Maybe think before you post next time, my friend. mobile.twitter.com/surgeon_general/status/1233725785283932160
John Feola
John Feola Month ago
STOP! Viruses are microscopic organisms they go right through homemade masks,in and out!
A VC Month ago
I cant trust man with a lisp I'm thorry
Amber Month ago
I thought we weren’t supposed to wear facemasks.
Rusty Nails.
Rusty Nails. Month ago
How about nylons, they make nice masks.
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