It’s time to up your mask game.
As new, more-contagious coronavirus variants circulate, doctors say it’s important to improve the effectiveness of your mask practices—such as by “double masking” to wear two at once. Numerous studies have found that masks help protect the wearers as well as those around them from the virus that causes Covid-19.
Double masking is in. But finding the right combo was trickier than I thought it would be.
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Some countries are changing their mask requirements with an eye on combating the new COVID-19 variants — though they're not explicitly recommending double-masking. Germany is now requiring that people wear medical-grade face masks (like N95s or surgical masks) on public transit or to grocery stores...
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Neither will two face masks, depending on the material. However, adding more and more mask layers may eventually make it tougher...
The CDC still recommends people wear a single face mask, but some prominent figures have begun doubling up.
As more contagious coronavirus variants spread in the U.S., some public health experts say it's time to wear two masks. A cloth mask with a surgical mask on top should give more protection, they say.
Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk when you have to spend more time around others — in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration.
Insider surveyed Milton, along with a dozen other leading public health experts, including doctors, virologists, mask-makers, and environmental engineers. None of them said they are double-masking right now, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't. Double-masking can still be useful, especially if you don't have a mask that filters or fits well.
Some expert recommendations on how to mask up—twice.
Health experts double down on their advice for slowing the spread of the coronavirus.