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CDC: Ditch your cloth mask and get a NIOSH-approved N95 for the best protection against Omicron

Respirators, when "worn properly" protect better than cloth or surgical masks, the CDC said.Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The CDC is urging Americans to up their mask game in the face of the Omicron variant. The agency says the best mask for you is the one that fits you well (covering both nose and mouth) and that you will wear consistently. This is the first time the CDC's said it may be best for everyone — even non-medical workers — to use NIOSH-approved N95s. The Centers for Dis...
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A mask expert who's also a parent shares what masks he buys for his son to reduce his risk of COVID-19

Close-up of KF94 mask.unoL/Getty Images Aaron Collins goes by the "Mask Nerd" now that his unofficial job is reviewing face masks in his bathroom. Collins, an aerosol expert, compiled a list of the best child-sized masks to protect against COVID-19. His son's favorite mask is a KF94 made in South Korea, which is effective and comfortable. Thousands of parents turn to Aaron Collins for advice on which face masks they should buy for their kids.Since January 2021, Collins has put his backgro...
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The CDC just outlined 5 new tricks to make your face mask more protective

Brendan Williams, president of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, puts on a surgical mask while carrying another mask. Charles Krupa/AP Photo As new, more infectious variants spread across the US, public-health experts are underscoring the importance of multi-layer, tightly-sealed masks. The CDC recently outlined five helpful tricks to make masks more protective. They include double-masking, nose wires, and mask braces. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Vaccin...
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We asked doctors and researchers for their top face masks that balance comfort and safety

Tom Bihn's multi-layered face mask. TOM BIHN Medical experts understand the challenge of finding a face mask that's both comfortable and protective. Four doctors and one mask researcher told Business Insider the masks they recommend for situations outside of hospitals and clinics. Some recommended DIY options, while others suggested multi-layer masks that have undergone independent filtration tests.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. To pick the right face mask, docto...
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