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Should We Be Double Masking? | Aaron Neuman

When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the United States, health officials, including the Surgeon General and those on the White House Coronavirus Task Force told Americans that there was no reason for them to wear a face mask. Things have obviously changed dramatically since then, with face coverings being mandated across the country. Now, doctors are advising people that they should even wear two masks.

Speaking to NBC News TODAY on Monday, White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that wearing two face masks “likely does” give the wearer more protection than just one mask.

“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,” Fauci said. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95.”

The CDC is not yet recommending that people double mask, but the idea has been gaining traction in the scientific community. Researchers say that double masking creates an “obstacle course” for Covid-19, lowering the wearer’s risk of infection, and studies have shown that multiple layers can block 50%-70% of droplets and fine particles that contain Covid-19.

So, is it time that we begin wearing two face masks when going out in public? Maybe, but it would probably take some time for it to become commonplace.

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There are 26 Comments to "Should We Be Double Masking? | Aaron Neuman"

  • TheConsultant says:

    Why stop at 2, why not 3 or 4 or more?

  • Trump says:

    Then we will all look like astonauts! (or sick in the head LIBERALS!!)

  • my2cents says:

    We really needed these “scientific” geniuses to tell us that 2 is better than one?
    These people actually get paid to come up with these type of groundbreaking research?…

    Next they will tell us, if everyone completely stops breathing for just 2 weeks, the spread of the virus will definitely END…

    • avraham says:

      very well said
      I like that sense of humor.
      Actually, after such groundbreaking research, now might be a good time to request a raise.

  • Keren r Yosef says:

    So If 2 masks stop 50 to 70% of droplets logically we should be going 4 for masks to get 100% of the droplets….

    • Yossel with a coffee in his hands says:

      And 5 will get 125% of the droplets, so the next guy only has to wear three masks.
      Maybe we can open a business to help people out. I will wear 8 masks, and you don’t have to wear any.

  • sceptic says:

    If Fauci said it, then you can be sure he meant something else, and he has an agenda. Remember when he said that masks were not needed in the beginning??

    • write a comment says:

      Maybe you listen to the entire interview, in which he said ‘the masks are more needed by the people on the front lines, than by individuals’.
      He never said they weren’t needed, he said they needed to be rationed.

  • My Take says:

    No masks, please. Maybe we should wear space helmets

  • Seichel says:

    That’s a great idea maybe fauci yms can wear all those masks for everyone

  • Lets wear 100 masks says:

    Lets all wear as many masks as possible until we pass out from lack of oxygen. Actually lets just suffocate ourselves and then we really wont have to worry coroana cuz well all be dead

    • Ruth says:

      What a pity that there is no appreciable drop in oxygen levels when a person wears a mask. Now your theory won’t work.

  • Yael says:

    Ur bringing Fauci as the example we should learn from ? From the nazi who invented corona ? Whoever wrote this article must be really ignorant, don’t waste our time maybe go do your research , u can wear all the masks for us!

    • write a comment says:

      Your comment is despicable. Calling someone a Nazi, for having a different opinion to you, is just beneath contempt.

      You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • perplexed says:

    i dont think 2 is enough, i think we need at least 3 masks

  • RN says:

    BS”D
    Lakewooders have wised up.
    How many tens of thousands died of covid before our public health officials and frum doctors told us to wear masks?
    If masks work, why did they let so many die before telling us?

  • PA says:

    NO! There would be no need for ANY masks if people would not be tragically and cruelly blocked from the cures that WORK!!!

    Give IVERMECTIN
    (or the ZELANKO protocol – when done correctly – ie ALL 3 parts given at the correct dosage at the correct time)
    to those ill with COVID!!!!!!!!!!!

    They work!
    They’re cheap!
    They’re widely available (or they were until greed and politics got in the way)!
    They’re safe!

    STOP THE GAMES, POLITICS AND GREED THAT ARE KILLING THOUSANDS!!!!!!!!!!

  • sam gutman says:

    as soon as they started feeding the patients, they mysteriously stopped dyeing

  • No use for a name says:

    Hey, TLS – if your comment moderation includes letting people call Dr. Fauci “the Nazi who invented corona”, maybe you should rethink your moderation guidelines.

  • Why not says:

    Just make 6 ply masks for that price or once your at it make 9

  • Trying to breathe says:

    I was thinking that efsher those who hold like this can just wrap a pillow with duct tape over their face and then plastic with duct tape over the pillow.

    No droplets will ever get In. Oxygen is over rated.

  • Chaim says:

    Come up with all the eitzas, whatever it takes to resist admitting that there is a G-d and He is choosing who gets what. One mask or 100 masks, He and no other decides what is going to happen with every single one of us. Hey Fauci- stop playing G-d – you’re just a doctor who doesn’t have the answers to this disease because G-d doesn’t want you to.

  • Pashkivillin says:

    Nothing less then 500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Masks per person please it’s our safety at stake!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Tofasta m’ruba…

  • PA says:

    There are treatments out there that work! (Ivermectin, Zelanko Protocal, Enzyme protocol from Israel etc. etc.) Don’t believe the lies that are driven by greed and politics which falsely claim that these treatments don’t work.

    If the safe, effective, cheap treatments that WORK would be made widely available and not libeled and slandered due to greed and politics, there would be no need for ANY masks.

    Contact the Somech hotline or Save a Life in Monsey (Echo has the number) for more information if you want to hear the truth and not ch’v become a statistic.