Why we started OpenFaceMask
COVID19 is spreading around the world and there are more and more people getting infected.
The mortality rate of COVID19 is around 4% but increases dramatically if the health care system is overwhelmed.
The overwhelming of a health care system is very probable because of
- the exponential growth of COVID19 infected persons
- the worldwide spreading which impedes neighbouring countries to support each other
- other diseases, e.g. the flu won’t pause and will still infect other people
Therefore, we recognize hospitals as an easily supportable and life saving bottleneck.
A functional working health care system will save lives. Every doctor, every nurse, every hospital receptionist will save multiple lives.
Because of this, it is especially important to protect medical personal, so they can protect us. The easiest way to do this is to provide protective suits, face masks and disinfectants. The production of these materials has collapsed due to COVID19 and the demand is extraordinarily high worldwide. Many countries are already concerned about shortages of medical material.
Therefore, we recognize protective materials for hospitals as a bottleneck in a bottleneck.