Double-masking has 90% protection rate, according to officials – Loquitur

Hanging masks. Photo by Anna Schmader

After months and months of wearing a mask, social distancing, and using hand sanitizer, the CDC released news that double masking offers more protection. Wearing a cloth mask over a medical procedural mask will reduce exposure through more than 90 percent.

“I double the mask while I work,” said Sophia Jang, a sophia-ric major in graphic design. “It’s retail, so it’s difficult to keep two meters away.”

Jang is a rational thinker when it comes to reducing her exposure to COVID-19. “I know double masking is more protective,” said Jang. “There are signs of it.” She ties and tightens her face mask to fit her face and hold it securely.

The CDC These customized masks, securely placed over a medical procedure mask, can increase your protection against airborne infections such as COVID-19 by ≥ 90 percent. The idea is to ensure that both masks are placed on the wearer’s face for maximum protection. If there is wiggle room or air pockets around the edge of the mask, you’ll want to do your best to fill that gap. You never want to wear a wet or damp mask.

“If I knew that double masking would give me more protection, I will,” said Sofia Villegas, Junior Psychology Major. “I want to say that I would start wearing two masks, but I don’t know if I would actually do it.”

With a growing number of anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, double masking can be a lot to enforce. Villegas said she kept looking Facebook that Lehigh University requires a double mask. Given this new urgency, could other universities or institutions demand the same? What would happen if that happened?

“If everyone wore a correct mask, it could be more protective,” said Villegas. “I’m all for making this over, so I’ll do what I have to do to get this over with.”

In addition, experiments were carried out that highlighted the importance of wearing masks and demonstrated their function. While there is a wealth of information about mask protection and what it means, anti-maskers will constantly refuse to wear one. It’s always good to wear a mask, even if you are have no symptoms You should still take precautions for yourself and others. There will always be an opposing side regardless of the reliable data available.

Jeremy Howard, Research Associate at University of San Francisco, provided that another background is that wearing masks is one of the most important ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. in addition, Natural medicine Highlighted surgical face masks can reduce signs of influenza aerosol droplets and coronavirus aerosols

What masks are there?

“N95” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by ehpien

One question that can be asked is which material mask is safe. N95 masks are considered the gold standard.

They are light and 95 percent effective when filtering bacteria and particles. KN95 masks are the next best choice. The biggest difference between the two is that the KN95 is the Chinese version. 3M has a maximum of 99.92 percent filtration with a filtration of at least 95.33 percent.

Cloth masks can be homemade or bought in the store. They can be supplied in many different fabrics and types of fabric. When looking for a protective fabric mask, keep this in mind: firmly bonded layers that are also breathable, have a guided bridge of the nose. To check if they are good, the cloth should block any light when pressed against a light source.

Disposable masks are very handy and hold many layers with a guided bridge of the nose.

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