The CDC on Friday up to date its masks steering and mentioned N95 masks present essentially the most safety in opposition to Covid-19.
We’re practically two years into this mess and the CDC is simply now admitting fabric masks don’t actually work.
Though the CDC mentioned N95 masks supply one of the best safety, they mentioned folks can nonetheless select to put on a fabric masks if it matches correctly.
“Masks and respirators (i.e., specialised filtering masks akin to “N95s”) can present totally different ranges of safety relying on the kind of masks and the way they’re used. Loosely woven fabric merchandise present the least safety, layered finely woven merchandise supply extra safety, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s supply much more safety, and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (together with N95s) supply the very best degree of safety.” the CDC mentioned.
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The CDC mentioned a scarcity of N95s is not a priority and clarified that “surgical N95s” must be reserved for healthcare settings.
Biden on Thursday introduced at-home Covid assessments and face masks might be out there to People “totally free.”
The high-quality (extremely uncomfortable) N95 masks are purported to be thrown away after one use so who’s going to be paying for the hundreds of thousands of masks that must be changed every day?