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

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

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 and that you will wear consistently.
But these new guidelines mark the first time the CDC has acknowledged it may be wise for everyone - even non-medical workers - to use NIOSH-approved N95s, the gold standard in virus protection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to up their...
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