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Boston Doctor Suggests Wearing 2 Masks As UK COVID Variant Spreads

Added 01-26-21 07:29:02am EST - “A Boston doctor is urging people to update their face covering.” - Stlouis.cbslocal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Stlouis.cbslocal.com: “Boston Doctor Suggests Wearing 2 Masks As UK COVID Variant Spreads”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(CBS Boston) — The COVID-19 variant from the United Kingdom is more contagious and could be more deadly, so a Boston doctor is urging people to update their face covering.

“I do think that if people are now wearing a thin cloth mask, they should try to wear two masks rather than one,” said Dr. Paul Sax who heads the Infectious Diseases Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“Given how many people have COVID-19, that’s potentially a huge number of new infections,” Sax added.

“We need to assume now that what’s been circulating more dominantly in the UK does have a certain degree of increase in what we call virulence – mainly the power of the virus to cause more damage, including death,” Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci told Face the Nation Sunday.

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