Two face masks are better than one, says Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci said.
The White House adviser explained that face coverings prevent respiratory droplets and the virus from spreading, also a surgical mask underneath a cloth face covering provides more protection.
“If your first line of protection is not significant, like a scarf, you can put on another layer.” Dr. Martin Cohen, of the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences said. “Obviously, the more layers you have of fibers between one person’s mouth and the other’s, there is less risk of spreading infection. The idea is that it should be snugly fit without making you uncomfortable.”
The CDC recommends that people wear masks that have “two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.”
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