Before you make one, you might want to read these guides to how effective they can be.
This basic mask can be made in about half an hour.
There is a real shortage of masks now for everyone. Why not help out and make some for yourself and for other people? If they could help reduce the risk of spreading the virus to vulnerable people like the elderly, who might be badly affected by it, you would be doing your bit to help out!
If you want to learn more about how COVID-19 compares to some of the other pandemics in history, there’s a great article here: