About Team Corona Busters

Team Corona Busters - Sewing and distributing face masks in response to the spread of COVID-19.

What are they all about?

It started in March 2020 as a grassroots movement of volunteers coming together to make face masks for healthcare workers in need. Team Corona Busters provides these supplies at no cost to the recipients. Currently, they have a team of busters across the globe, sewing and distributing healthcare face masks to front line defenders in response to the COVID-19 coronovirus pandemic. This is an urgent public health issue where face masks are desperately needed.

With a mission to provide healthcare supplies across the globe during a public health crisis or catastrophic event, Team Corona Busters is managed by a core team of founding members with one single goal in mind – to save lives.

Why are they providing face masks?

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe, this has become an urgent public health issue where face masks are desperately needed everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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About COVID-19 Coronavirus

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with a common coronavirus diagnosis.

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practicesexternal icon for naming new human infectious diseases. Download the facts.

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Emergency warnings

Get medical attention immediately if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 coronovirus.

Prevention

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 coronovirus.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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