WHY NOT 3? CDC May Recommend ‘Better Masks’ to Stop Omicron

The Centers for Disease Control is reportedly deciding whether to issue new guidelines for face-masks in the coming days; saying “better” coverings may help prevent the spread of the Omicron-variant of COVID-19.

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering updating its mask guidance because of an increase in the number of Omicron-related coronavirus cases, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The agency will likely advise people opt for the highly protective N95 or KN95 masks worn by healthcare personnel, if they can do so consistently, the newspaper reported, citing an official close to the deliberations,” reports Reuters.

“The United States reported at least 1.13 million new COVID-19 infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total of any country in the world as the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing,” adds the global news outlet.

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