Couldn’t Make It Up: Fauci Recommends Double-Masking as ‘More Effective‘ and ‘Common Sense’

Even more effective: not breathing at all

Editor’s note: How much more evidence that this is nothing but performative virtue signaling are we going to get?

Could wearing two face masks at once during the pandemic provide more protection than just wearing one? According to White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, “it likely does,” he told NBC News’ TODAY on Monday.

As Fauci explained, masks are physical coverings that prevent respiratory droplets from spreading to other people and provide a degree of protection to the wearer.

“So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci told TODAY. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95.”

Although the Centers for Disease Control has not recommended double masking yet, the practice generated buzz when people were seen wearing two masks at president Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday. Viewers noted that poet Amanda Gorman and Pete Buttigieg, who is Biden’s nominee to run the Transportation Department, wore surgical masks underneath cloth masks.

Researchers say that wearing a surgical mask underneath a cloth mask provides maximal protection, because the surgical mask acts as a filter and the cloth adds an additional layer and helps with fit, according to commentary on mask-wearing published on Jan. 15. In places where it’s difficult to maintain social distance, such as on an airplane or at the store, two masks would provide additional protection. The next best option would be a three-layer mask that contains an inner filter.

Studies have shown that multilayer cloth masks can both block up to 50%-70% of fine droplets and particles and limit the spread of Covid. The CDC recommends that people wear masks that have at least two layers of tightly woven cotton fabric, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets.

Disposable surgical masks made from a plastic-derived material called polypropylene have been shown to be more effective at filtering particles than just a cloth mask.

N95 respirators are face masks that are designed to fit very close to the face, forming a seal that filters 95% of airborne particles. These masks are not recommended for the general public, because they should be reserved for healthcare workers and medical first responders.

President Biden signed executive orders on Thursday that mandate wearing masks on airplanes, trains, buses, airports as well as on federal property.

A December survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than 70% of Americans report wearing masks.

Source: CNBC

  1. yuri says

    Denis Rancourt has collected numerous that deny that masks prevent virus transmission

    1. yuri says

      amerikans pay pope fauci for his demented suggestions more than any federal employee–400,000$ annually

  2. ken says

    All politicians / medical experts should be required to wear four masks, a face shield, goggles, and a hair net. Underneath their suits they should have level 4 bio-underwear. Pockets should contain hand soap, latex gloves, and a can of Lysol.

    Biden’s administration is the epitome of health that every American should strive to emulate.

  3. XSFRGR says

    So Tony the malignant dwarf want me to wear two slave collars instead of the none I’m wearing now; ain’t gonna happen.

  4. Mark says

    This is the same guy who told 60 Minutes back in March that there was no reason for healthy people to wear a mask; that during an outbreak it might make you feel better and ‘might even stop a droplet’, but does not provide the protection people think it does.

    Fauci is as full of shit as a woodpecker is full of grubs. He apparently thinks people cannot remember further back than a week and do not know how to do simple research. He’s a shameless liar and complete charlatan who knows as much about medicine as he does about Indonesian folk dances. Where he ever acquired such a scholarly reputation is beyond me, but he and his disciples are lying to you non-stop and getting very well paid for it.

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