Plan C: Makers Combating Covid-19

Comprehensive coverage of the community response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Plan C Live: Mind The Mask

Plan C Live: Mind The Mask

This long holiday weekend is expected to challenge everyone’s resolve to stay safe.  We talk with Sabrina Paseman of FixtheMask.com about wearing masks, which types of masks work best, and which do not offer the best protection from COVID-19. We’ll also talk about why masks remain the best defense against COVID-19 and what kind of […]

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Plan C Live: Pivoting to Entrepreneurship

Plan C Live: Pivoting to Entrepreneurship

A strong entrepreneurial spirit runs through the maker community. Along with artisanal makers and crafters, as well as industrial designers and mechanical engineers, figuring out how to apply your skills to produce an income is a essential reality for many in the community. In this Plan C Live, we are talking with those who are […]

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Plan C Live: What We’ve Done

Plan C Live: What We’ve Done

As government and industry have struggled to respond meaningfully to the pandemic and its related social ailments, a civic response — an imperative for frontline workers who often lacked basic safety gear — materialized. Networks of makerspaces shared designs for personal protective equipment, produced them locally, and distributed them nationally. Local institutions like libraries, cut […]

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What Do We Do Now? Learning from El Paso-Juárez

What Do We Do Now? Learning from El Paso-Juárez

With the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the world, the El Paso-Juárez “borderplex” is home to over two and a half million people. Covid-19 has introduced incredible complexity into a region already defined by it: The border is closed except by permit and now, after a spring of relative calm, the region is coping with […]

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Plan C Live: Organizing within Native American Communities for COVID-19

Plan C Live: Organizing within Native American Communities for COVID-19

According to a CDC report in August, COVID-19 is impacting Native American communities disproportionately with a 2.8x higher rate in the number of cases, a 5.3x higher rate of hospitalization, and 1.4x higher rate in the number of deaths. Because of incomplete data reporting, “it’s impossible to know COVID-19’s true toll on the Native American […]

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Plan C Live: Karina Popovich and the Makers for COVID-19 Coalition

Plan C Live: Karina Popovich and the Makers for COVID-19 Coalition

A coalition of individual hobbyists and 3D-printer owners all around the United States and the world, Makers for COVID-19 is producing PPE for hospitals and health care workers. To date, the coalition has 3D-printed and donated 82,000 units of PPE to medical workers in 30 States and across 8 countries. The founder of Makers for […]

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