Double up your masks
Good morning everyone. Do you remember back a year ago when we were all humming and complaining about having to wear masks? Well, authorities are now asking us to double up, especially if since N95 masks are unavailable. Some news is confusing because Dr. Fauci walked back support for this after the CDC didn't come right out and promote this. However, he did say that it made sense to wear two.
I know that a lot of us have made tons of cotton masks. To double mask, you place the surgical mask on first and then your cloth one on next. Then adjust the masks to your face. This is supposed to equal the N95 mask in protection. This is to help protect us and others from contracting the new variants.
As always please continue to get vaccinated, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. Any indoor activity with more than your live-in family is frowned upon. As everyone can see this virus and its variants are in the business of surviving for as long as they can so we need all the protection that we can get and protect others.
health information from CDC at http://www.coronavirus.gov
latest research information from NIH at https://www.covid19.nih.gov.