Is it Time to Ditch Those Cloth Masks for Something Better?

January 14, 2022 • Andrea Alexander • Rutgers Today
Woman in N95 mask

The CDC is considering upgrading its guidance to recommend that people opt for highly protective N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 in the face of growing evidence that cloth masks are not effective against the Omicron variant. Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, explains the reason for the evolving guidance and what to do if you only have a cloth mask available.

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