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CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

4 days ago   |   By Who TV

NEW YORK - U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering virus from the air. But they previously were in short supply, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials had said they should be prioritized for health care workers.
In updated guidance posted late Friday afternoon, CDC officials removed concerns related to supply shortages and more clearly said that properly fitted N95 and KN95 masks provide the...
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How to Spot a Fake KN95 Mask

How to Spot a Fake KN95 Mask

4 days ago   |   By Pop Sugar

Cloth masks aren't as effective against the rapidly spreading omicron variant of COVID-19, so there's a push from health officials to wear N95 or KN95 masks. They're higher quality and offer a tighter, more secure fit than reusable cloth or surgical masks. N95 and KN95 masks , are equally effective at filtering out 95 percent of airborne particles. Since health care professionals should have priority using N95s, they may be hard to find, making KN95 masks the next best option. When you order KN95 masks for you and your kids, you should know that fake KN95 masks exist. The CDC said that 60...
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