Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 even more? Dr. Anthony Fauci believes so.
What’s going on?
- “So 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 told the “Today” show. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not recommended double masking.
- However, there have been cases where people have worn two masks. For example, poet Amanda Gorman and Pete Buttigieg, who is Biden’s nominee to run the Transportation Department, wore two masks during President Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to CNBC.
- “In this pandemic psychological safety is important, it provides a sense of control in an unknown environment,” Ernst wrote.