The White House is “actively exploring” whether to make high-quality masks such as KN95s and N95s available to all Americans, the administration’s COVID-19 coordinator said on Wednesday, but although the Omicron version recommends medical-grade masks. Made more necessary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet been expected to advise that Americans should give up their cloth masks for them.
“The Biden administration is strongly considering options to make high-quality masks available to all Americans,” White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Ziants said at a press briefing on Wednesday. further information.
Ziants’ comments follow reports that the White House is considering a program with Politico to hand out superior quality masks to any American who wants one. Reporting The decision is likely to come by Thursday.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky said On Wednesday the agency will update information on its website “soon” to “provide information” about the different types of masks and the different levels of protection they provide, so that people can “see which mask is right for them.” To make more informed decisions about ,
Valensky suggested that the agency would not formally recommend that Americans wear N95s or KN95s and not wear other masks, however, instead “wanting to”.[s] To highlight that the best mask for you is the one you can wear comfortably.”
CDC is recommended Americans wear well-fitting masks during the pandemic that have at least two layers and a nose coil, although experts Cited He says he doesn’t believe the guidance goes far enough, says Kaiser Health News.
Washington Post before this Reported The CDC was considering guidance saying whether Americans “can tolerate wearing a KN95 or N95 mask all day, should you.”