Fauci Says CDC May Recommend Wearing Two Masks to Fight Virus
Travelers wearing protective face masks wheel luggage in the passenger check-in hall as (EU) travel restrictions are lifted at Charles de Gaulle Airport (Photographer Adrienne Surprenant/Bloomberg)

Fauci Says CDC May Recommend Wearing Two Masks to Fight Virus

The Centers for Disease Control may recommend wearing two masks -- one over the other -- to keep at bay the more contagious variants of the coronavirus, according to Anthony Fauci.

The CDC and Fauci discussed the matter Monday but the agency doesn’t yet have the data to make any formal recommendation, he said Tuesday during a Washington Post event. Still, “it makes common sense” to increase protection, Fauci said.

The infectious disease expert has previously endorsed double-masking given the new strains of the virus.

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