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Old 02-10-2021, 01:50 PM
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Federal health officials Wednesday urged Americans to consider wearing two masks as one of several strategies to better protect themselves against the threat of more contagious variants of the coronavirus.
Washington Post has an article today on why and how to double mask. (Itís in their free coronavirus coverage. No paywall.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...e-masks-covid/


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Old 02-10-2021, 02:15 PM
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I'd be happy if people wore their single mask correctly!
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Old 02-10-2021, 02:41 PM
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I wonder if the masks with a filter pocket meet that requirement when a filter is used. I use a paper towel as a filter, doubling the paper towel would be an easy fix.
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Old 02-10-2021, 02:52 PM
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I recently bought some surgical masks to double mask if I have to go into a store. I have double masked a few times. It's a little harder to breathe, but not a significant difference to me. Might be harder for others.
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Old 02-10-2021, 02:56 PM
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I have made cotton cloth masks with 3 layers. One layer is a pocket for a filter layer. I use those blue automotive shop paper towels as the filter. I'm hoping this is sufficient.


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Old 02-10-2021, 03:01 PM
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I have been double masking for weeks. I donít venture out much except for walks, but when I do, I wear a medical mask with a 3 layer cotton mask and filter on top.
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Old 02-10-2021, 03:22 PM
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one of the doctors who is affiliated with the CDC said he is very concerned with people wearing 2 masks because of the gaps that appear when people have more than one mask. 2 masks may be less effective than one mask worn correctly. He did not advise 2.
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Old 02-10-2021, 03:25 PM
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I've been double-masking since the new variant from Great Britain showed up in my area. I ordered some kn95s from Amazon that fit snugly on my face, then wear a cloth mask on top. It's not my favorite thing, but it sure beats getting/spreading Covid.
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Old 02-10-2021, 03:45 PM
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My school is open for in person learning and I wear a disposable mask with a cloth mask over it since December. I also wear two at the store.
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Old 02-10-2021, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for the information, marguerite2!


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Old 02-10-2021, 04:28 PM
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I heard Dr Osterholm discussing this. He said itís not a yes or no answer. The important components are breathability and fit. He said *if* you can breathe fairly easily and there are no gaps then itís worth wearing two masks. But if it makes you huff and puff youíre putting more force behind your air which means youíre blowing out and sucking in more air than you would normally. The forceful breathing can also open gaps at the side which defeats the purpose.
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Old 02-10-2021, 10:32 PM
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I work for the COVID outreach department of the county. We supply the supplies to the testing sites and occasionally have to go out to the sites to help. When I go to a site, I have to wear a surgical mask and face shield (hated that, fogs up way too much). In the office I have to wear a surgical mask. I tend to wear a cloth mask under it, but question if it is helping as the cloth mask is bigger so the surgical mask is fitted against the cloth mask and covers my nose and mouth but doesnít go over to the side of my face too far. I have one N95 mask, but only those who swab are supposed to wear them.
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Hmmmm...
Old 02-11-2021, 12:47 AM
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Hmmmm. I'll pass.
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I wear a double mask daily
Old 02-11-2021, 04:59 AM
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A paper one first, then my cloth one. It is supposed to keep you safer!
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:32 AM
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Right, the news has talked about it a while ago now. I do. The latest they've said is to wear a fabric one OVER a disposable one.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:23 AM
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Hmmmm. I'll pass.
Mikecoffee, I'm with you. Perhaps next month, it will be suggested to triple mask?
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Old 02-11-2021, 11:59 AM
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It makes sense to me . Looking at the filters in my home I can see a lot of fine particles prevented from recirculating because this filter caught the particles. A cloth mask on the outside would stop quite a bit of residue from reaching onto and sticking to a mask underneath. Sealing all the edges around the mouth and under the chin is crucial.
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