- The CDC recommends wearing a well-fitted, adequate mask.
- Dr. Fauci has said that “if one mask is good, it makes common sense that maybe two masks are better.”
- He said he often wears two masks to make it more “firm and comfortable.”
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The nation’s top infectious-disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, frequently doubles up on masks, telling NBC’s Today that it “just makes common sense,” especially with more transmissible variants of the coronavirus circulating.
The WHO recommends a three-layered mask, each with its own purpose: the outside layer protects against splashes and droplets, the middle layer filters, and the bottom layer absorbs things like saliva and sweat.
Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, sometimes just uses two cloth masks, which he finds makes for a better fit â€” and a good fit is always critical.
Watch Fauci demonstrate how he puts on two cloth masks during a New York Press Club briefing.
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