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See-Through Face Masks In High Demand As Pandemic Surges : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don’t hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent alternatives.


Blake Blackmon and his fiancée, Jessica Cournoyer, recently welcomed their second child, a cherubic-cheeked good sleeper name Beau. He entered the world last month after a quick labor, arriving almost before nurses were ready.

“As soon as the first push happened, she said, “No, no, no, stop, stop, stop! Baby’s already crowning,” Blackmon recalls a nurse telling Cournoyer. A team of nurses rushed in.

Cournoyer, who was born deaf, understood those instructions only because she could read her nurse’s lips through a transparent face mask. The mask had been custom-made for her by a volunteer who lives nearby in Salisbury, N.C. […]

Source: See-Through Face Masks In High Demand As Pandemic Surges : Shots – Health News : NPR




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