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The N95 type mask judged to be more effective against the Omicron variant | COVID-19 in the Atlantic


At the start of the pandemic, there were difficulties in the supply of N95 masks. But since this is no longer a problem, some stakeholders believe that it is time for the population to use this type of mask.

Susan kirkland, epidemiologist at the University Dalhousie, asserts that we must do everything we can to reduce contagion.

Mrs Kirkland is a member of the National COVID-19 Immunity Working Group. She recommends that people wear the best mask possible.

N95 masks are more effective than others, especially in the quality of the air filtration and the way they stick to the face, she explains.

The chief administrator of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, has also spoken on this subject, given the high transmissibility of the Omicron variant.

When a mask is not properly stuck to the face, there is a possibility of virus infiltration. N95 masks reduce this risk.

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The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia, Robert strang, affirms that the subject of masks is on the agenda of a discussion he is going to have with the federal government.

We will take the time it takes to fully understand any new instructions from Ottawa and what it means for Nova Scotia., says Dr. Strang.

In the meantime, he reminds people of the importance of making sure any masks they wear are properly placed on their faces.

From a report by Paul Légère

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