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There's a lot of conversation right now about face masks.
Everyone seems to have an opinion.
A new study on the effectiveness of face masks shows a dramatic, life- saving result against the corona- virus.
Researchers from arizona state university found that widespread use of masks, even if they're homemade, could lower the projected death toll in hot spots like new york state by up to 45 percent over two months.
Vlad duthiers reports on how americans ánationwideá seem to be getting the message to ácover up.á nats: sewing machines everywhere in america... people stepped up to answer the call..
With a cloth, thread and a needle.
"it's just bee uplifting to be able to have something to do, and to have a purpose."
"we start off ou mask by sewing in the protection..."
From a nine year old girl in maryland..
Working in her basement..
...to this ninety year old man in wisconsin& "i got th material... and i started sewing."
People are sewing masks for medical workers, first responders..
You can see the hidden talents behind those hidden faces the creative ones... and the wacky kinds.
Repurposed dress shirts..
Classic bandanas... and masks with artwork by children in hospitals.
The new normal... when life gives you cloth..
- "here's how yo can make your face covering in a few easy steps..."
When the nation's top doctor urged everyone to make their own face- covering... americans started looking for anything and everything they could find at home.
"it's a very simpl fabric mask that i made out of a t- shirt without any sewing..."
"you take handkerchief..
Like this size... vlad: this is a buff which people use for a variety of things // same concept where you would basically make sure that it covers your nose and make sure that it covers the chin.
Does that look okay?
Exactly& that's perfect!
- we asked our senior medical correspondent dr. tara narula for some guidance.
"you want it to b in the right position on your nose, which is kind of exactly where you have it, it should fall right at the bridge of your nose, not too low..
And then you want to make sure it comes under your chin as well.
Vlad: what are some of the mistakes that people make when they're wearing it?
Tara: one word: fidgeting // you tend to catch it a lot and pull it up, pull it down and all that fidgeting is // potentially getting your hands on the mask dirty and contaminated.
When this t-shirt company in california shut down... it switched to making masks... and gave away tens of thousands for free.
"we all need them we are trying to stay safe and protect everyone.
Small businesses to big companies... everyone is pitching in..
Under armour repurposed their baltimore operations to produce roughly 650-thousand masks for healthcare workers..
"it was just simpl the right thing to do."
..ceo patrik frisk..
"&we've had ou teammates at under amour step up and truly live our values in this very difficult time."
Business small and large are trying to stay afloat.
The new payroll protection program has processed more than 500 billion dollars in loans to help small businesses survive the coronavirus cris.
The loans will be forgiven only if businesses spend 75 percent of it on employees.
But as ed o'keefe reports, many business owners are not spending it because so many people, including their workers, are staying home.
"on unemployment i was getting almost $700 a week.
And if i were to go back to work, i'd probably be lucky to get a minimum of 400 right now."
Hair stylist audrey boswell was laid off when her salon closed due to the coronavirus...but after her boss received money from the paycheck protection program, she was asked to return to work it's not like you want to be unemployed.
No, i want to go back to work.
But i want to go back to work when it's safe, /// and for me to refuse to go back to work and then get kicked off unemployment.
I mean, it's, it was just a double edged sword.
Out-of-work americans like audrey are facing some tricky math.
State unemployment benefits range from a maximum of $235 a week in mississippi, to just over 450 in arkansas, to more than a 800 dollars in massachusetts when congress passed the cares act in march, republicans criticized the decision to tack on an extra 600 dollars per week to unemployment payments through the end of july& "you're literall incentivizing taking people out of the workforce."
Which meant some workers are now making more money áwithoutá a job than áwithá one.
If you're a barista suddenly being on unemployment is looking pretty good... mary allen lindemann runs coffee by design in portland maine...which received more than $400,000 through ppp&.but the program allows just eight weeks to meet hiring targets if they want the loan forgiven we were being told 48 full time people need to come back and we had a stay at home order in place /// so how exactly were we going to get 40 people back when we can't open our locations there are proposals in the senate to give businesses more time to qualify for loan forgiveness.
But if the rules don't change, the business owners we spoke with say that despite the serious challenges, they won't be able to spend all the money they were given.
Ed o'keefe, cbs news, washington, dc.
When we come back, a conversation with political cartoonist marshall ramsey.
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