A US state lawmaker adjusts her face masks while asking a question at the Capitol in Jackson, Missouri, on February 4. Photo: AP A US state lawmaker adjusts her face masks while asking a question at the Capitol in Jackson, Missouri, on February 4. Photo: AP
A US state lawmaker adjusts her face masks while asking a question at the Capitol in Jackson, Missouri, on February 4. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: two masks are better than one, US researchers say

  • The CDC reported the findings on Wednesday, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up
  • A lab experiment showed that 80 per cent of coronavirus-sized particles were blocked when one person was wearing a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A US state lawmaker adjusts her face masks while asking a question at the Capitol in Jackson, Missouri, on February 4. Photo: AP A US state lawmaker adjusts her face masks while asking a question at the Capitol in Jackson, Missouri, on February 4. Photo: AP
A US state lawmaker adjusts her face masks while asking a question at the Capitol in Jackson, Missouri, on February 4. Photo: AP
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