Health Experts Are Suggesting Wearing Two Masks, Instead of One
Ever since the pandemic began in full swing here in the U.S. and Western New York, people have been wearing masks when in public. Usually, you see someone wearing one mask. However, should you be wearing two masks? Some health experts say, "yes."
According to WebMD News, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci says wearing two masks, instead of just one, is better when preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” said Fauci.
Alice Sato, MD, an epidemiologist at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, NE agrees with wearing two masks when in public.
“Double layering is adding extra filtration, but a lot of the benefit also comes in making sure you are covering those gaps around the mask, because not every mask you put on fits equally,” says Sato.
The two-mask strategy is also in response to the new strains/variants of the COVID-19 virus, detected in other countries. These new strains could be more contagious and even more deadly, according to officials.
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