N95 masks provide ‘best-level of protection’, cloth masks ‘least’: CDC1 min read 15 Jan 2022, 08:31 AM IST
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists said that if both individuals are wearing N95 masks, then the Covid-19 virus will take 25 hours to spread
On the other hand, if two people are wearing cloth masks, then the infection will spread in 27 minutes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national public health agency of the US has expressed concerns regarding the popularity of cloth masks over N95 masks as the Covid-19 cases spiral up. However, the CDC has not explicitly explained the difference between a regular cloth mask and protective N95 respirators. And, therefore, the experts have urged CDC to recommend the N95 mask as the highly transmissive Omicron variant of coronavirus has become the dominant strain.
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