In the News: Hampton Roads mask maker says N95 and KN95 are nowhere near the same

Not all masks are equal. Just ask Gary Warren, CEO of ivWatch, manufacturer of medical-grade N95 masks. Coverage of mask stories often includes mention of both N95 and KN95 masks. Warren says the two should not be confused with one another.

“When I make N95s in the U.S., the manufacturing is overseen by the federal government. They audit us, they visit us, They make sure that we make them properly. KN95 is a Chinese standard, but nobody oversees the manufacture of KN95s. I could make KN95s in my basement and nobody would knock on my door as I sold them,” Warren said in a Tuesday interview on his production floor in the city’s Tech Center area. Read More at WAVY.