One mask or two? As other countries explore new options, Canada sticks to its COVID-19 advice

While several countries are revising their mask advice either to ditch cloth masks or recommend doubling up as more virulent variants spread, Canada is sticking to its previous recommendations.

The United States’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, said in an interview with NBC Monday that wearing two masks “just makes common sense,” as adding another layer of protection will help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Photos captured in the last two weeks in the U.S. show Fauci along with public figures like U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman also sporting a double mask by wearing a surgical mask under their cloth masks.

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Source: Bowden, Olivia, January 28, 2021, One mask or two? As other countries explore new options, Canada sticks to its COVID-19 advice, Retrieved from Toronto Star