The CDC on Friday updated its mask guidance and said N95 masks provide the most protection against Covid-19.
We’re nearly two years into this mess and the CDC is just now admitting 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 properly.
“Masks and respirators (i.e., specialized filtering masks such as “N95s”) can provide different levels of protection depending on the type of mask and how they are used. Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection, and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) offer the highest level of protection.” the CDC said.
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The CDC said a shortage of N95s is no longer a concern and clarified that “surgical N95s” should be reserved for healthcare settings.
Biden on Thursday announced at-home Covid tests and face masks will be available to Americans “for free.”
The high-quality (highly uncomfortable) N95 masks are supposed to be thrown away after one use so who is going to be paying for the millions of masks that need to be replaced daily?