MyPillow, a specialty pillow manufacturer announced on Tuesday that they will be making facemasks for hospitals nationwide.
The company took to Twitter to announce that they will be one of a few private companies that will address the shortage of facemasks during the spread of the pandemic.
MyPillow is excited to announce that we are now manufacturing face masks for hospitals across the country! pic.twitter.com/KcW4L7i9WC
— MyPillow (@MyPillowUSA) March 24, 2020
Healthcare professionals are in need of N95 respirator masks, which has a more snug fit than regular surgical masks. MyPillow has not confirmed what kind of mask they will make.
Other companies like Honeywell, 3M, and Apple are all set to either help manufacture or donate masks throughout the United States and Europe.
Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19. We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 21, 2020
Pressed on when the national stockpile of masks will be distributed to health care systems, FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor tells @martharaddatz "it is happening," without offering a concrete timeline or quantity currently shipped. https://t.co/v9QowRWPnC pic.twitter.com/O64M5rPmNU
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 22, 2020
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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor recently told ABC News that n05 masks are in the midst of shipping from the national stockpile, but he didn’t provide a time frame.
MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell is a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump and has appeared at a number of the president’s rallies. He is also a familiar face to consumers from MyPillow’s ubiquitous TV commercials, which air frequently on Fox News.