Health Experts Now Saying Wearing Two or Three Masks is More Effective
Since March of 2020, social distancing and wearing a face mask has been recommended by health experts. Now, they're upping the ante. White House Advisor, Dr. Fauci says wearing two masks "likely" provides more protection, and other health experts say wearing three is even better.
“So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci told TODAY. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95.” Fauci explained.
CNBC took this a step further by explaining why not only double masking, but triple masking is even better:
This new push for more masks comes after variants of the COVID-19 virus have been discovered reportedly spreads more easily. This new variant was first discovered in the U.K. but has since been found in the U.S.
President Biden signed executive orders on Thursday that mandate wearing masks on airplanes, trains, buses, airports as well as on federal property.