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CDC now says K95 & KN95 masks provide best level of protection

CDC now says K95 & KN95 masks provide best level of protection
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is upping the ante with its guidance on masks for the public, recommending N95 and KN95 masks as they offer the best protection from the COVID-19 virus.

News CDC now says K95 & KN95 masks provide best level of protection Saturday, January 15th 2022, 3:37 PM ChST The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is upping the ante with its guidance on masks for the public, recommending N95 and KN95 masks as they offer the best protection from the COVID-19 virus.The CDC says that shortages of these types of masks are no longer an issue.In its updated guidance the CDC says that it "continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.The CDC made a ranking of masks and both the N95's and KN95's came out on top.

Cloth masks provide the least protection, but if it is to be used, it should have multiple layers of tightly woven fabric or be used in conjunction with surgical masks.Surgical masks were second on the list, but the CDC advised to make sure that they fit properly.

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