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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it may be time for you to think about wearing two masks. That will be a stretch for tin foil hat types who can’t find the fortitude to wear one, but the CDC says the virus variants present us with new threats and we have to double our efforts.
The CDC’s new guidance is based on an assessment of 10 different methods of wearing masks. Researchers found two ways of improving the fit:
- Fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask. The CDC assessment says, “The results indicated that when fitters are secured over a medical procedure mask, they can potentially increase the wearer’s…