N95 and FFP2 Masks to prevent Spread of Covid-19 OmicronVariant

COVID-19 Omicron variant· Experts recommend the use of surgical masks, N95 and FFP2 to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant.

It seems that two years of living with Covid-19 scare has made people complacent about Covid-19's latest variant, the Omicron. The complacency among people can be understood. People have to move out of their houses to earn their livelihoods, children have to go to schools etc. But there are some Dos and Donts which people must exercise at all costs. Some basic precautions are: 

N95 and FFP2 to prevent omicron spread

1) Hashing hands with soap or using sensitizer whenever the need be; 

2) Maintaining Social distancing and; 

3) Wearing a mask properly.  

Because of the spread of the Omicron variant across the world, medical experts are recommending the use of N95 and FFP2 masks due to the effectiveness of their filtration systems. 

Does that mean Cloth masks are ineffective against Omicron?

If one goes by the Virus size and the ability of the barrier to block it, then cloths masks will have be ineffective in blocking the virus. So it is advised to wear N95 and FFP2 masks due to the effectiveness of their filtration systems. But in the absence of such masks one must not avoid even a cloth mask or a simple piece of cloth. Something is better than nothing, and a piece of cloth properly wrapped around nose and mouth may also provide significant protection.


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