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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Which face mask is best for protection against omicron?

Questions concerning which mask to wear are becoming more prevalent as the Omicron variant spreads. 

As the Omicron variant grows in popularity, new concerns about the ideal mask to wear for safety are being raised.

"Numerous studies have demonstrated that surgical masks are superior to cloth masks in terms of respiratory protection. More protection can be obtained by wearing surgical masks that are the proper size for the wearer and can be pinch-tightened.

Women and men wearing surgical mask
Surgical mask


As long as they contain at least two layers and cover your nose and mouth, cloth masks can be useful but a surgical mask is better.

N95 and KN95 masks are the most effective, however, they aren't absolutely necessary for everyone. For the most part, these are used in healthcare facilities.

Woman wearing N95 mask with helmet
N95 mask

Nothing, not even face masks, is going to be able to completely shield you from the virus.


Everyone says, 'Well, there are vaccinated persons getting the virus as well.' As long as you've had your shots, you're unlikely to become infected, although it's not uncommon for unvaccinated persons to do so.

It's also a good idea to avoid touching your mask too often after you've put it on because that can transfer germs. To remove the mask, just pull on the ear loops on either side of the mask.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Melody Jacob Health Team at godisablej66@gmail.com. 


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