She is a dentist who usually makes house calls to the homebound elderly in Manhattan, but these days, it’s all about tele-dentistry and giving out masks.
“It’s just a simple surgical mask,” she said, “The ones all dentists use commonly.”
She was proactive when it came to her patients and their caregivers.
“In early March I was telling all of the caregivers, ‘You need to start wearing a mask, you’re traveling on public transportation, you’re taking care of sick people,'” Dr. Kauffman said.
And then she started giving them away.
She has given out hundreds; each bagged, to minimize germs, dangling at the end of a long pole.
Dr. Kauffman has asthma, which puts her at high risk for complications from the new coronavirus, but she’s