Double-Masking Might Become The New Normal
Masks have remained on as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but it might be time to add another layer of safety.
So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says wearing two masks only offers more protection, calling it "common sense."
"That's the reason why you see people either double-masking or doing a version of an N95," Dr. Fauci told TODAY.
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was one of the few spotted at Biden's inauguration double-masking.
Some researchers are saying one of the best possible mask combos would be a surgical mask and a tightly woven fabric mask, as the surgical one would act as a filter and the fabric one would add another level of filtration and better fit.