All of the evidence we have reading, monitoring and learning from on a daily basis is listed here with links. We will endeavour to ensure it is be updated as regularly as possible.
We hope this helps you in these uncertain times, where we can contribute a net benefit to those in our communities and ultimately create some relief for the NHS as long term solutions are developed.
Smart Air - March 2020 - Myth Busting Through Open Data - More Information on research carried out by Paddy Robertson CEO of Smart Air, he shared on his live facebook video. Confirming the benefits of both medical PPE and how to treat fabric items to ensure it is decontaminated. Essentially the virus they believe does not live longer than 4 hours, so leave your mask overnight in a dry out of the way place. When washing clothes, just used water and dry for 20 hours.
- Dr Gale Skousen - March 2020
US National Library of Medicine - August 2013 - Testing the efficacy of homemade masks : would they protect in an influenza pandemic?
US National Library of Medicine - October 2010 - Simple Respiratory Protection - Evaluation of the Filtration Performance of Cloth Masks and Common Fabric Materials Against 20-1000Nm Size Particles
US National Library of Medicine - July 2008 - Professional and Homemade Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections and the General Population
- Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - March 2020 - Strategies for Optimising the Supply of FaceMasks - This article is very much focused on the medical PPE applications and when in short supply it lists what a healthcare professional should consider. Given this initiative is community focused we have taken that with their validation of the use of home made masks noting no net negatives supports the premise of this scheme