Christian Siriano is now making surgical masks for medical professionals

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Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings are giving everyone panic attacks. Trump stands up there and lies his ass off and smears journalists and tries to “racism” his way out of everything. So I’m lowkey thankful that so many (Democratic) governors are picking up the slack and doing their own daily briefings. My governor here in Virginia has been doing a nice job of keeping calm and organized, even if I think he should be banning more sh-t. But the real star of the governors’ daily briefings has been Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York. Cuomo has a lot of resources at his disposal and he has a surprisingly good online team. So this whole exchange between designer Christian Siriano and Gov. Cuomo’s office just made me cry a little bit on Friday:

Amazing, right? The comments underneath those tweets are lovely too – there are people from around the country offering to donate sewing service, fabric, time and money so that medical professionals will have enough surgical masks and all of the cloth necessities in hospitals around the state, and presumably around the country. There are also offers from businesses and private individuals with 3D printers who can print out any other kind of medical needs, and there were even some metal workers offering to provide services to hospitals. Christian Siriano provided some updates soon after getting the go-ahead from Cuomo’s office:

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  1. Lolo86lf says:

    People who work in healthcare are literally saving lives and putting theirs at risk. Thank you Mr. Cuomo and Mr. Siriano. Oh and the burnt-orange turd in the White House can go F himself. He downplayed this pandemic for at least two months.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      Try more than SIX months! There was a pandemic drill done last FALL… they were TOLD they fell WAY SHORT on being prepared in ALL areas (supplies, tests etc). AND THEY DID NOTHING!

      RepubliTHUGS held a “private” luncheon for themselves and their big donors…and low and behold…they started selling off CHUNKS of their stock portfolios, and buying up other stocks… and lo and behold…a few wks. later, the market goes into free-fall! GUESS WHO DIDN’T LOSE A HUGE CHUNK OF CHANGE? I’ll wait while you ponder… yup! RepubliTHUGS!

      Maddow is right: STOP televising this ego-stroking circle jerks for the burnt turd! There is NO REAL info coming out of it.

      Cuomo is AWESOME! THIS is what we need to hear on a daily basis. Christian Sirano, you and others who are helping…God Bless. And THANK YOU!!

    • delphi says:

      Christian is wonderful! And I also want to add my applause and appreciation to Gov. Cuomo for being a great leader.

      I’m also going to give major props to my governor, Andy Beshear, here in Kentucky. After the shitshow that was Matt Bevin (*gag* *retch*) having a sensible, empathetic yet assertive leader here has been fantastic.

      And if you need proof as to why we love Andy, hit up the “Andy Beshear Memes for Social Distancing Teens” group on Facebook. Join it. It is glorious levity in troubling times.

  2. Jan says:

    This is news that is relevant. We need to hear more of this. We need to ignore the orange idiot. Giving him a platform and reporting his bs is becoming a danger to the public.

  3. Onerous says:

    They’ve asked the public where I live to start making masks and people are really pitching in – it’s very moving to see!

    • Anners says:

      Have they sent you guys patterns? I have a bunch of cotton craft fabric (and even some elastic) and wouldn’t mind making some if they would be useful.

    • SomeChick says:

      I have groups of friends doing this in three different states!

      I flat out adore Christian Siriano. Always have, ever since he was on Runway. He’s only gotten better and more impressive since then. He has done amazing things and he richly deserves all of that success.

      So talented! And he actually thinks of other people! So many designers do not seem to. (He’s cute, too – but that’s the least of it.) I wish I could work in his house. I don’t really have the chops for couture and am not in NY but that would be a dream job. Being able to look at Billy Porter or Leslie Jones and say, “I worked on that” would be an incredible thrill, even if all I did was hem it.

      • Lolafalana says:

        Agree! He’s back on Project runway as the studio critique person……..he’s AMAZING. I love him. Love love love.

      • Prof Trelawney says:

        I loved him from way back too, so funny, sweet and talented. I am so moved by this, and to see how much he’s grown. Crises bring out the best in some among us, helps so much to see that…

      • charo says:

        He’s a great mentor, helpful, funny, candid.

        BTW, Lola Falana was a gorgeous star back in the day!

        She had that lovely skin, and when I became a Big Sister, my Little Sister had that skin too.

      • SomeChick says:

        Shoutout to Charo! Nice username. I’m sure you’re aware that your namesake is an incredibly talented flamenco guitarist. I was very impressed when I found out!

        Also a Lola Falana fan. And I recognize the Professor’s name from my nieces’ love of Harry P. *waves*

        Thanks for responding. So great to hear some positive news today!

      • Godwina says:

        I watched his original Runway season and always thought he was an immature little shit.

        I no longer think he’s an immature little shit.

    • Lua says:

      I’m interested to see if when we receive more masks they’ll let us start using them. I have had multiple patients with “suspected Coronavirus/COVID19″ on my schedule for the past two weeks, but they won’t let us use the N95 masks…I had three masks, one for each therapist, stashed in my treatment room for any positive COVID cases and they came and took them! We treat cancer patients at a world renowned hospital, we see patients from all over the world and country who are still being allowed to travel home every weekend, but because of the shortage they have locked all the N95 masks away. Oh! And someone totally broke into our nursing cabinet and stole all of the sani wipes, gloves, and surgical masks. So that’s what we’re dealing with right now 🤷‍♀️

  4. Becks1 says:

    As a hardcore Democrat, I’ll say that Hogan – our R governor here in MD – has been great as well. It’s a weird relief to know that despite party affiliation, some leaders will still follow the experts’ advice, look at the data, and make the best choice they can for their states.

    And Hogan’s press conferences are kind of funny, bc he usually scolds people – “if people don’t STAY HOME we’ll have to implement further restrictions!” (so its a running joke that he’s going to ground everyone) and he also gets in some digs at Trump and the federal government.

    • SilverPoodle says:

      I’m also a Maryland Democrat and I agree! Gov. Hogan has been great throughout this mess.

    • La says:

      I’m in Ohio and I give Mike DeWine a ton of credit too. He’s R and I can’t disagree more with a lot of his policies but he’s handling this like a leader should. Everything here is shut down and he’s taking action to help people as best he can along the way. And his Director of Health, Amy Acton, is totally awesome. Their daily press briefings are actually informative and calming, unlike the Orange Menace’s. He’s actually been scolding people and businesses that are ignoring the social distancing and work from home pleas and hinting that if they don’t listen he’ll just crack down harder today.

      • cer says:

        I normally detest DeWine but he’s done a very good job with this. I suspect he wanted to start sooner but we didn’t get our first official cases until the 8th of March. I was still hearing from a couple of coworkers how this was fake. Now that we’ve got cases and deaths in the area they’re not saying that anymore.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I have no idea how the Governor of Florida is doing on keeping Floridians safe from Coronavirus infection but him being a Republican does not give me a good vibe.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Our governor has failed spectacularly. The local governments have had to step in and implement their own guidelines during this crisis. Here in Monroe County (the Keys) all hotels are closing at 6pm today and all tourists have gotta gtfo. All non-essential stores have been ordered closed and restaurants are only doing takeout or delivery. Just look at all those spring breakers on the beaches this week so see how poorly this has been handled at the state level.

      • Rosie says:

        DeSantis is so ineffectual. He is holding press conferences regularly and has made some big decisions like closing all bars and restaurants (except for takeout). He has also indicated he supports turning any suitable large facility into makeshift hospitals. But otherwise, yes, it’s up to local governments as MNM just said. I loathed Rick Scott with all my being, but he did a good job during the hurricanes and at this point I’d happily take him back! Unlike DeSantis, Scott gave the impression he was well-informed, willing to make the big decisions fast even the unpopular ones, and generally convey a sense of urgency to the public that makes even the dumb ones sit up and listen. FYI I’m in the Panhandle.

      • Joanna says:

        @rosie, I’m in the Panhandle too 🤗

      • Sam says:

        DeSantis is awful. He has delayed decision-making and local governments are stepping in. It is a hot mess down here and he seems incapable of good decision making and timely decision-making at best. He even flat out denied (initially) that Florida had community spread. He also needs to call a shelter in place NOW. Things are going to get worse based on what I’m hearing (my husband is in healthcare). Seems DeSantis is beholden to the Cheeto dictator and his voters.

    • manda says:

      Thank you! I came here to defend our R governor, Hogan. I am a dem but have always been happy with him

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Also a MD hardcore democrat and I have nothing but praise for how Hogan and most of the governors are handling things. It is refreshing to see an actual leader who seems to understand science and his responsibility to his citizens. I don’t and can’t watch Trump anymore. I watch Hogan for the actual truth of the situation.

      • Courtney B says:

        Isn’t Hogan a never Trumper? I’ve liked him when I’ve seen him on shows and I feel that way about very few Republican officials anymore.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Many hospitals have put out urgent pleas for personal protective gear (PPE). Our Republican governor even went so far as to say that he had requested additional PPE from Trump, was denied and told to procure it on his own and when he contacted the suppliers, he was told that the feds had bought up all supplies. Trump is hoarding the stuff now.

    Some hospitals are put together kits of the materials that are needed for the masks, they just need people to sew them together. Contact your local hospitals and ask what they need and how they want things delivered. They don’t need more people just showing up.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I am so. angry at the orange turd for pulling a bait-and-switch on medical supplies. That’s just the kind of thing I’d expect from him, though.

    • Lory says:

      There was a news item a few days ago about Trump’s attempts to buy a German pharmaceutical company working on a vaccine in order to procure vaccines exclusively for the US. People, including the Germans, were pissed. Not just because he was trying to get a vaccine only for the US when this is a global disaster but also because you just know he wanted the vaccine so he could play hero and win the election. That and/or make a killing off it.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    One major difference I have noticed from Cuomo’s press conferences,Governor Baker here in MA’s press conferences and Trump’s overly crowded stage press conferences: the governors have people on stage providing sign language translations, the President of the United States, the man who is supposed to guarantee equal opportunity for all, does not.

    • Lory says:

      Let’s be honest though: who would be able to or even want to translate the hateful word salads?

    • BeanieBean says:

      I didn’t realize that until you pointed it out. Our governor (Hawaii) always has a sign language interpreter on-stage with him, too; and yep, trump does not. Just one of the many many many many ways in which he’s unqualified for this job.

    • Antonym says:

      Yes. I’ve noticed that too, and as a hearing impaired person I was very thankful to see sign language for the local press conferences.

  7. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    It makes my heart happy to see these designers pitching in to help out in a time of crisis. If I had my sewing machine I would make masks for our healthcare professionals. I need something to do while in quarantine other than read books and do laundry.

    • Anners says:

      Same. I don’t love that the world is in danger, but I do love how moments of crisis can bring out the best in people (the worst in others – looking at you, profiteers), but mostly I love how people step up and help out without needing to be asked. It’s beautiful.

    • K.T says:

      I love that designers are helping out too! Go Christian and I just read on Twitter about Jeff Zhang, a NY tailor – whose Dad owns a company that makes uniforms for Burger King, McD’s etc – that has just re-proposed their NY company to mass make masks too!
      This is the warming stuff we need while self distancing!
      And make your own masks out of pure cotton (t.shirts or even tea towel material) – studies show they block particles AND every lil bit helps keep it in if you have the virus or out if you don’t want the flu or worse …stay safe all!!! I downloaded a free-sew pattern

  8. AGuest says:

    Thankful that so many Governors are stepping up to the plate and doing the right thing. Meanwhile the Orange 🤡 in the White House allows his inflated ego and sense of self to prevent the health and science experts from effectively doing their jobs. There’s a great article in Medium that breaks down and explains the math behind the pandemic. It’s eye opening and frightening at the same time. If I can find the link I’ll post it. Everyone should read this article.

  9. Jerusha says:

    Good guy Christian. And for those handy with a sewing machine, JoAnn Fabric store has supplies and instructions for how you can help out by making masks.
    https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is great – here in the UK manufacturing firms are helping but making ventilators (inc.the F1 McLaren team).

    If only the panic buying toilet paper zombies followed this example we’d be proud of ourselves as a society. I’ve heard stories about how people are buying powdered baby milk for the COFFEE, leaving mothers and babies without.

    • lizzieb says:

      Seriously @digitalunicorn? People will let babies do without so they don’t have to drink black coffee? We really are seeing the best and worst I need people

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yep, UHT milk is also being bought up faster than the supermarkets can put it on the shelves hence why they are all buying up the powdered milk for babies. The article below shows a photo of a woman with 20 containers of powdered baby milk, granted she could have been buying for a nursery but it typifies how greedy people are.

        https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mums-furious-asda-allowing-woman-21725355

        It really is disgusting, the gov and supermarkets have repeatedly said that there is enough in the supply chain to keep the country going but people are still bulk buying and stockpiling like its the end of times. Since the UK closed pubs, the same fkwits pretty much cleared the shelves of alcohol – I saw several photo’s on twitter of the empty alcohol shelves where the only alcohol left was Corona beer. The stupidity never ceases to confound me. Really, a COVID-19 spreading beer. I feel bad for the company as its always been a popular beer.

    • Alexandria says:

      OMG DU, that’s awful…

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      Seriously??? What has this world come to when people are stealing from babies just to not have black coffee???

      • Liz version 700 says:

        That makes me nauseous to look at. People in WW2 had to sacrifice you are being asked to drink black coffee so babies can eat. WTH

    • lara (the other) says:

      My supermarket around the corner (in germany) is rationing basically everything. you only get one packet of toilet paper, four liter milk, 2 deep frozen pizzas, 2 packets of spaghetti ect…
      Even sweets are rationed. It stops hoarders and everything is available the whole day.
      The only problem, you have to go shopping more often.

      • outofthecloset says:

        All the diaper wipes in my Rite Aid down the street are gone. Will bet money most of them went to people who couldn’t find bleach wipes. Meanwhile babies are running wild with diaper rash.

  11. Chlo says:

    Christian is so cool. I love him. 💜

    • minx says:

      I do too, always have.

    • Giddy says:

      He is a kind and generous man.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Me too! He designs for plus actresses who can’t find gowns for awards shows and now is making masks. Good guys don’t need PR Cough Mr President. When the going gets tough the tough get sewing!

    • amilou says:

      He is the best, and this is great.

      Humanitarianism aside — I loved him when he was a snarky b*tch as a contestant on Project Runway, and I love him as a compassionate mentor now. I loved Tim Gunn and figured he would be impossible to top, but I think Christian is a better mentor with more useful and practical feedback.

      • Prof Trelawney says:

        even with his snark back then, I always thought there was a deep sense of humor and sweetness to him, he’s “fierce” in the best sense of that word, then and now!

      • GreenTurtle says:

        I agree. I love Tim, but his guidance was always extremely vague. Christian’s is very concrete.

  12. EMc says:

    As a fellow Virginian, I am disappointed that Northam hasn’t shut more down also! Especially because my employer doesn’t allow the pharmacy associates to wear masks- don’t want to frighten the patients. And working in a large retailer I can assure you that people are NOT taking this seriously. It’s all a recipe for disaster and I feel its not a matter of “if” for me and my team, but “when.”

    I follow Christian Siriano on IG, this made me so happy yesterday. I look forward to others following his lead!

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I’m feeling a similar disappointment here in Florida. I can’t believe they won’t let you wear masks in the pharmacy! If there’s a time that people need to be scared into complying, this is it.

      I hope you are able to avoid contracting the virus, though I feel the same as you re: it being when, not if. I work in the airport and come into contact with all sorts of people from all over. It’s really just a matter of time before one of us picks it up and passes it around. Unfortunately, I can’t afford to go on a 90-day leave of absence. If I don’t work I don’t get paid, and if I don’t get paid then we lose everything.

      • EMc says:

        Good luck Meghan, stay safe. It seems to me we would be taking every possible precaution to ensure the essential people don’t get sick. There are roughly 15 people that work in my pharmacy, very close quarters. If one of us gets it, it will have to shut down. Then what? All because people are ignorant and selfish, and someone who has never worked a day in their life in a pharmacy is making these decisions for us. Same for you guys! Troubled times.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        I’m washing my hands constantly and using hand sanitizer between passengers. I tried wearing gloves but the bag tags would stick to them and then sometimes rip them. Plus, my hands got all sweaty and I couldn’t do much of anything with the gloves sliding around.

        We’re also spraying down all of our work equipment with Lysol every hour. We ran out of Clorox wipes two days ago and haven’t been able to find more. These are definitely crazy times we’re living in.

    • NonameSa says:

      They didn’t allow staff to wear masks in a very famous chain of convenience store (based in Asia) until a slew of customers started complaining. Now they wear masks.

      • EMc says:

        At this point I don’t think we could even get them to wear. The damage is done. What is available will have to go to the hospitals, as it should. I feel that pharmacists are often left out of the discussion when it comes to worrying about the safety of our health care providers. However, you can reach us at any time via phone or in person. If you’re feeling sick, it’s an evening or a weekend, they’re at our pharmacy counter looking for help because doctors aren’t available. Anyone can walk up to a pharmacy and speak directly with a pharmacy associate nearly 24 hours a day. My retailer doesn’t even have a plan in place to ensure 3 and 6ft distances. I have to tell people to separate for their own safety and then I get dirty looks. Smdh. It’s bad.

  13. Joy says:

    I work in public health and we cannot go home until we get it. We have to start doing temp checks of everyone in and out of our building and I’m praying we have the PPE to do it.

  14. TeamAwesome says:

    My husband mentioned a story from his 3D printing community that there was a need for a plastic part that is used with a ventilator so a bunch of printers jumped on it and made them because the part is patented up the wazoo and retails for like 10,000. Theirs used like $1 worth of materials.

  15. CROWHOOD says:

    Some context for the state of New York:
    It is basically two states. There is NYC and then everything else. People from the city call anything north of the city “Upstate” but really once you get north of the Hudson Valley it is like a whole different world. The Governor Of this state always has the difficult task of Representing a very rural and agricultural populous as well as one of the largest most densely populated areas in America. He does not always do a great job. He is rarely supported in central and upstate NY because his resources and policies are often better utilized and frequently implemented in the NYC area. That being said: he is doing the best job. His press conferences are calm, informational, and honest. He jumped into action and has clearly communicated what that action is. You can’t find a New Yorker right now that wouldn’t follow him into a fire, myself included.

    Hope this was helpful for some. I always Like when readers from the areas that these articles are about explain local customs and cultures. Stay well!

    • kd says:

      NYC here. Cuomo’s current press conferences are lessons in crisis management/leadership. Love that Chrisitan Siriano stepped up so quickly.

      • Giddy says:

        Yes! Cuomo has been the very impressive. My Repub Texas governor has not given out half the information that Cuomo has. I watch all Cuomo’s press conferences.

      • Emily says:

        Canadian here. I watched Gov. Cuomo’s press conference this morning and I really appreciated how transparent and tactical he was. JT is holding daily conferences as well and he’s very nice and calm but not into the weeds enough about how he will scale up medical capacity like Cuomo did. I also love how Cuomo straight up told Trump how to do his job in regards to getting medical supplies distributed properly across the country. I found him reassuring and a little badass.

  16. Samanthalous says:

    Sad, even on this site when some of us tried to sound the alarm about how serious this was, it was downplayed. It’s a shame when I see people still traveling then complaining they are stuck in another country. I don’t feel sorry for those people, I also see how people just don’t listen. They opened a Nj testing site and in less than 3 hours it had to shut down because people not listening, if you don’t have symptoms don’t go.

    • Jerusha says:

      I don’t recall it being downplayed at all, certainly not by the regular posters who are all well informed on what’s happening. If anyone downplayed it, it would be the occasional troll who pops up, then disappears.

      • Samanathalous says:

        There were people on here in previous post just calling it the Flu, saying people were over reacting. Some people were then claiming to be microbiologist, yes sis it happened on this site.

      • Nonartistic Diane says:

        I agree Jerusha, I’ve never seen it downplayed on this site. People come to this site because with the exception of a small few, you can usually expect logical discourse that you don’t usually find on other sites. I appreciate that. People on this site have been taking this very seriously. Perspective is a hell of a thing.

  17. adastraperaspera says:

    Propublica, a credible information source, makes your local hospital situation easy to see.

    Are Hospitals Near Me Ready for Coronavirus?
    https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/covid-hospitals

    Dr. Fauci promised PPE is on the way, but it could take weeks. If, like me, you can’t sew, please make cash donations to your hospital system (easy if it is non-profit), or the American Red Cross.

  18. ElectricEELEEEEL says:

    Bedside nurse here. We literally don’t have enough supplies. Thank you Christian!

  19. lucy2 says:

    I love that his team is doing this, I hope other clothing manufacturers do the same.
    I can’t sew to save my life, but a few of my friends do and are working on these.

    NJ is in lockdown except for essential businesses (the definition seems a bit loose to me) but hopefully this will make people stay home.

  20. JRenee says:

    Fantastic and I hope it spurs others to do likewise!

  21. josephine says:

    We had lots of warning. We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with incredible resources. That our health care professionals are begging for basic supplies is unconscionable. This is a complete failure by our federal government, the body with the most ability to procure necessary resources.

    • Samanathalous says:

      Hold on I am not a Dem I am not a Rep, but I don’t this you can drop this solely at this administration. It is not overnight that we decided to underfund out hospitals, or front line staff. We have offshored much of that ability in an effort to thwart unions and save money on throw away items. Don’t think manufacturing will ever come back as it once was….probably not,but I liked it better when we could rely on American Companies and American Workers.I am not an isolationist,I just think we should be able to provide essential goods right here rather than rely on other countries for those same things. This convo needs to happen (and I hope it does) after this crisis is over.

      • sa says:

        You absolutely can dump a lot of this on the current administration. There might still be a shortage if they were doing their job, but it would be a lot less severe.

        It took way too long to start shipping masks from the FEMA stockpile.

        Trump announced he was going to use the Defense Production Act several days ago, but has still done nothing while states don’t have enough PPEs or ventilators.

        As Cuomo discussed in today’s press conference, the federal government could be negotiating for PPEs and sending them were the need is, instead states are bidding against each other, further driving up the prices.

        Not to even get into how many more people may get sick because they listened to the President calling it a hoax.

        So yes, you can put this on the administration. Our system isn’t perfect, we would have still had problems, as many countries are, but this administration is making it exponentially worse.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Republicans have controlled Congress for the better part of two decades – three actually, if you count the 90s. If they wanted to fix any of those issues, they would have already. They had the votes. This is absolute on this administration and the Republican party that enables them. You want power, you don’t get to not have the responsibility.

      • Carmen says:

        Trump spent all of January and February saying the pandemic was a hoax perpetrated by Democrats to make him look bad. Now he’s blaming everyone but himself for the U.S. being so far behind the curve.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Actually, she can – the federal government knew two months in advance that this was possibility (well, technically years I advance, but Trump dismantled the pandemic response team). The job of the federal agencies is 100% to coordinate between the states to help avoid shortages, etc. The president could absolutely be deploying personnel to help set up temporary hospitals, buying in bulk to distribute to the states, hell, just putting out correct information through PSAs and the CDC website etc., but instead, the president initially downplayed the danger and now he’s throwing it all to state and local governments to fend for themselves. It is appalling and the blame for many deaths should absolutely be hung on them.

  22. MellyMel says:

    I’ve always liked Christian! This just warms my heart. Things like this remind me there are more good ppl on this earth than bad. And Gov. Cuomo is doing a great job under the circumstances. I wish he was my Governor but I’m stuck with a Trump minion, DeSantis.

  23. NYC_GIRL says:

    I am in NYC and Cuomo is literally the only person I can tolerate hearing now. Even our mayor is an incompetent joke. Trump is a disgrace and failure. My friend has been sick with the virus for almost 2 weeks and has lost about 20lbs. His son has it too but thankfully they are recovering at home. I wish everyone and their families and friends well, and am sending out good thoughts. If I don’t, I will start having panic attacks. 🙏🏻🤘

    • Samanathalous says:

      Saying it now and on twitter Cuomo for prez

    • sa says:

      I hope your friend continues to do well and has a speedy recovery.

      I voted for Cynthia Nixon in the primary, but I’ve had to admit this week that I’m glad that Cuomo is in charge.

  24. Desdemona says:

    Don’t mean to be annoying, but I do hope they are using the right materials, maskes are made of a non-fabric material (FFP2 and FFP3) and should be made in a specific environment…but ok.. I suppose they know where to buy the material…

  25. Cate says:

    My heart melts, love Christian and everyone offering to make PPE. I’m in MO and my Governor sucks. No Lockdown, doesn’t care, everyone is just doing whatever, he is tweeting pics of him and his family in crowded restaurant saying he is going to continue living his life. My husband and I bought a freezer for the garage, went to Costco, stocked up and have been staying home. We know it’s not a matter of if but when. Luckily he already works from home for his job so we are blessed.

  26. Samanathalous says:

    Christian is the designer we need but don’t deserve.

  27. Liz version 700 says:

    I Read this yesterday and it made me so proud and happy to see real folks stepping up. It helps me deal with my rage as medical professionals are begging for supplies and governors are having to compete with each other in the supply chain because Trump won’t activate the proper laws and refuses to help. Instead he is gaslighting these medical folks by denying anything is wrong omg it makes me so mad.

  28. Alarmjaguar says:

    I am so heartened by the generosity of spirit that I’ve seen around people volunteering to make masks, but it angers me to no end that our federal government is not taking the lead on this. This is precisely what it’s job is-keeping the citizens safe in times of crisis! What happened to the nation that was able to converted factories in WWII in a matter of months? It is outrageous and rage-inducing how inept the president is. And what is worse is that people will absolutely die as a direct result.

  29. Truthiness says:

    Love, love, and more love for Christian.Now we see someone to step up for much needed ventilators. My state has gone into mandated stay home so I moved all my work monitors/computer to home on Friday. 100 years ago the Spanish flu took out 25% of the world’s population, 50 million, if we blow it we can see where this is going.

  30. Courtney B says:

    Lots of individual tailors and seamstresses have stepped up too after the call went out. So much that they phone number got overwhelmed and they switched to email. I have a few friends in different states that are crafters and they and their groups are making some too. It’s gross that the government has put medical professionals in this position but heartwarming how citizens have stepped up.

  31. Veronica S. says:

    Understand that this issue could be fixed very rapidly using what’s called the Defense Production Act. That allows the government in times of crisis to invoke power over manufacturers to increase production and control costs. They’ll gladly throw trillions in taxpayer dollars at corporations, but God forbid they have to give up any power to the government that bailed them out. I’m so sick of it.

    Coumo probably saved his career with his leadership here. He managed to fill the void left on the national level along with Newsom.

  32. Jennifer Plauche says:

    I’m in New Orleans and my daily Andrew Cuomo updates are everything. What a stud politician. NY is lucky to have him. I had a COVID test last Monday and still no results. WTH is going down here??? Anyway, Andrew is my new crush and the way he says ventilators is so hot!

  33. Penny says:

    My mother’s church group has been asked to make these for our local hospital. They normally make quilts for shelters, etc. and lap blankets for the long term care facility.