Is double masking effective? Where to buy cloth and disposable face masks

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The CDC released a study in February that indicates wearing a fitted cloth mask over a medical procedure mask is proven to offer more protection against COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study last month that indicates wearing a fitted cloth mask over a medical procedure mask is proven to offer more protection against the coronavirus.

During lab testing, the CDC simulated a person coughing by producing aerosols from a mouthpiece. The experiment showed that double-masking blocked 85.4% of cough particles, while being proven to be 95% effective when both parties are double-masked.

As for wearing a single mask, the study showed that a cloth mask alone blocked 51.4% of cough particles, while a medical procedure mask blocked 56.1% of cough particles.

Not all face masks should be layered though. The CDC says layering N95 and KN95 masks with…
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