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COVID-19 : Using two masks may be more effective, says Fauci

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. – Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said Monday that wearing two masks is likely to be more effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

When asked if wearing a double mask or an N95 mask makes a difference, Fauci told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie that it probably does.

“Because, I mean, this is a physical cover to keep droplets and viruses out,” Fauci said. “So if you have a physical cover with one layer, put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it’s probably more effective and that’s why you see people double-masking or making a version of an N95.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people wear masks in public places and anywhere they are near other people, and say that people should wear masks that have two or more layers of fabric that fits comfortably over the nose and mouth.

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