Does a fabric mask provide enough protection against COVID-19? Experts weigh in – CTV

November 14, 2021

As the weather cools and COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in some areas of the country, Canada’s chief public health officer has advised Canadians to opt for a mask that offers the best quality and fit.

“The same as vaccination provides us with an essential base layer of immune readiness protection, masks are an essential top layer against virus inhalation and spread between people,” Dr. Theresa Tam said during a press conference on Friday.

“Heading into the winter, there are many reasons to ensure that our top or outer barrier layer of protection is of the best quality and fit possible. With the highly contagious Delta variant continuing to predominate, the risk for surges and disease activity is likely to increase with more time spent indoors, particularly where there are pockets of low vaccine coverage.”

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