New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging Big Apple residents to wear two masks instead of one to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as new variants of the coronavirus circulating in the United States are reportedly more contagious than the original.
De Blasio’s Health Department has adopted the policy of recommending double-masking just days after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance.
‘We know that even as the vaccine is here, the need to keep wearing a mask is paramount, it’s crucial,’ the mayor said.
‘It’s amazing of how all the things that we’ve learned in this crisis, maybe the most profound is the power of a mask.’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top health officials are recommending that residents of the Big Apple don two masks instead of one to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Wearing a thicker fabric mask over a surgical one may act like a double-filter and improve the fit of face coverings. The image…
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