Dr. Anthony Fauci Supports the Use of Two Masks to Prevent Covid-19

Suara.com – Dr. Anthony Fauci who is also a medical adviser to the United States Presidency, said that wearing two masks is likely to be more effective at preventing the transmission of Covid-19. Although, he admits there is no significant scientific evidence to confirm this.

“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on top of it only makes sense that it is likely to be more effective,” Fauci told NBC News.

Infectious disease experts from Stanford Health Care, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University also recently said that there is little or no evidence of the effectiveness of wearing two masks.

Meanwhile, according to Neysa Ernst of Johns Hopkins University, use of two masks only provide psychological safety for some.

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“In this pandemic, psychological safety is important, because it provides a sense of control in an unknown environment,” wrote Ernst dikutio Fox News.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks should have two layers of cloth that fit snugly over the nose and mouth.

There are some conflicting suggestions about dual wearing masks suggesting that there is not enough research to prove it. When worn properly, a face mask made of a suitable material usually offers sufficient protection, said Paula Cannon, professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).

“However, wearing two masks can provide additional protection. The second mask can create a tighter seal around your face, and also help secure the mask from slipping,” he added.

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