December 7, 2022

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Futurism: Why you should ditch your cloth mask for a better one

The Centers for Disease Control has upgraded its guidance to acknowledge that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19.

The recommendation comes as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to drive a record-breaking number of cases across the country.

Here, microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University, explains the reason for the evolving guidance and what to do if you only have a cloth mask available:

Source: Andrea Alexander for Rutgers University

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