Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say

Wear your mask is becoming wear your masks.

The discovery of highly transmissible coronavirus variants in the United States has public health experts urging Americans to upgrade the simple cloth masks that have become a staple shield during the pandemic.

The change can be as simple as slapping a second mask over the one you already wear, or better yet, donning a fabric mask on top of a surgical mask. Some experts say it is time to buy the highest-quality KN95 or N95 masks that officials hoping to reserve supplies for health-care workers have long discouraged Americans from purchasing.

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Source: Nirappil, Fenit, January 28, 2021, Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say, Retrieved from The Washington Post