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× ‘Volunteer sewing corps’ makes masks, gowns as US supplies dwindle

From amateur seamstresses and sewing clubs to Hollywood costume-makers, a patchwork army of volunteers across the United States is churning out gowns and masks for emergency workers battling coronavirus.

The pandemic that has killed over 2,500 in the U.S. has left medics dangerously exposed to the virus, with doctors forced to reuse scarce masks through the day as hospital supplies of personal protective…