Tight-fitting or double mask helps fight Covid: US study

Washington (AFP) – Wearing two masks or a close-fitting one offers significantly better protection against catching and spreading Covid-19, according to a new US study released on Wednesday. The impact of mask-wearing has been a hotly-debated topic worldwide during the pandemic, with the United States — where 468,000 people have died — now urging everyone over the age of two to wear masks in public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study examined fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, and also knotting the ear loops of a medical mask to improve fit. “Each mod…

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