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A Brief History of Medical Face Masks

If you happened to find yourself in 17th-century Naples, you were in for a rough time. The Plague of 1656 was in full swing and would claim an estimated 300,000 lives in Naples alone. If you were one of the unlucky souls to come down with the buboes and high fever symptomatic of the disease, a visit from the plague doctor may have been in your future. Read More >>

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COVID-19 Pandemic Sees a Surge in the Sales of Bane Masks

Getting hold of masks hasn't been a problem here, because no bugger is wearing them, but in the US people are being a lot more careful when it comes to going outside (apart from the ones screaming about haircuts) and are opting for Bane face masks to do the job. Read More >>

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Designer Turns Into Bane With a Robotic Face Mask That Auto-Closes When It Senses People

Unless you’re completely irresponsible and utterly lacking in empathy, wearing a face mask is going to be a routine part of life well into 2021. In a questionable attempt to make masks more comfortable, a YouTuber has shared his custom creation that can automatically open to let fresh air in when no one’s around – at the cost of looking like a Batman villain. Read More >>

London’s Mayor Says We Need Compulsory Face Masks for Shopping and Commuting

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is pleading with the government to make the wearing of face masks a compulsory thing in the city, saying he's seen evidence that their use in other countries has had some effect in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Read More >>

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Animated LED Face Mask Reminds Others to Stay Six Feet Away

Being stuck at home for weeks on end has given the world’s hardware hackers some extra time to come up with some truly wonderful creations. Chelsea Klukas, a Product Design Manager at Oculus who’s also known for her experiments merging fashion and tech, has created an LED face mask that could be the most coveted gadget of 2020. Read More >>

Medical Porn Enthusiasts Donate Stock to NHS

A niche subset of the porn industry that assists in the fetishising of medical staff and situations has stepped in to help the NHS in its hour/month/quarter of need, by donating its collection of unsold (and unused) masks and gowns for the public good. Read More >>