Although much of our approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has changed over the past two years, masks remain one of the best ways to protect yourself and others against infection. But now that the highly contagious Omicron is officially the dominant variant in the US, it is crucial that you wear the right one. That’s why epidemiologists recommend you ditch your bandana or leopard-print cloth mask and upgrade to an N95, KN95, or KF94.
There are two kinds of N95s, says Gary Warren, CEO of ivWatch, a Virginia-based manufacturer of medical-grade N95s: those tested using latex to simulate particulate matter, and those tested to filter out aerosols. Read More at Popular Science.