US recommends people wear “the most protective mask possible”

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People queue for a Covid-19 test in Oklahoma City(Credit: Reuters/Nick Oxford)

by David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance on mask-wearing for Americans, recommending wearing the “most protective mask possible”, though the agency recommended national use of N95 masks. has not been requested.

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The CDC clarified on its website that “people can choose to use respirators such as N95s and KN95s to address concerns regarding supply shortages for N95s.” He added that citizens should wear “the most protective mask that fits snugly and that you will wear consistently.”

The CDC stated that “while all masks and respirators provide some level of protection, properly fitted respirators provide the highest level of protection.”

Cases of COVID-19 have increased in the US and more Americans are opting for higher-grade protection.

The United States on Monday reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections, breaking the global record for daily cases by any country. According to the CDC, the micron variant is now estimated to be responsible for 98.3% of the total new cases circulating in the country.

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