CDC Updates Guidance on Masks, Says N95 Masks Provide the Most Protection Against COVID-19
The CDC updated its mask guidance on Friday, saying N95 masks provide the most protection against Covid-19.
We’ve been in this mess for almost two years and the CDC is only now admitting that cloth masks don’t really work.
Although the CDC said N95 masks offer the best protection, they said people can still choose to wear a cloth mask if it fits well.
“Masks and respirators (i.e., specialized filtering facepieces such as “N95s”) can provide different levels of protection depending on the type of mask and how it is worn. Loose-fitting products provide the least protection, thin-layered knit products offer the most protection, close-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection, and NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) are They fit well and offer the highest level of protection.” the CDC said.
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The CDC said N95 shortages are no longer a concern and clarified that “surgical N95s” should be reserved for health care settings.
Biden announced Thursday that at-home Covid tests and face masks will be available to Americans “for free.”
High-quality (very uncomfortable) N95 masks are supposed to be thrown away after one use, so who will pay for the millions of masks that need to be replaced daily?