Emergency Medicine

N95 and KN95 Masks: Protection Against Omicron

As the omicron variant continues to surge, doctors and health experts are urging the use of N95 and KN95 masks to help protect against it. Dr. Ben Weston suggests people take this seriously and use caution while continuing to "put up as many layers of protection around yourself as possible".

Compared to previous variants, omicron has a higher transmissibility. It is important to use high-quality masks that fit around the face, like N95 and KN95, and that are equipped to provide the level of protection needed against omicron. While buying N95 and KN95 masks, Dr. Weston warns against counterfeits that are faking as having the same quality, but do not actually. Project N95, a resource to use when looking for N95 and KN95 masks.

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