N95 Mask Shortage Brings Inventor Out Of Retirement In Search Of Safe Reuse Method
Inspiring to see inventors and doctors return from retirement to do what they can to help, from NPR.
Hospitals across the U.S. are facing a shortage of N95 masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, putting health care workers at increased risk of infection.
The health crisis has brought Peter Tsai, the material scientist and engineer who developed the mask’s virus-blocking technology, out of retirement to study safe ways to disinfect the single-use masks for reuse — nearly 30 years after his invention.
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