Should We Be Doubling Up On Face Masks?

The new COVID-19 variants seem to be more contagious, and experts say we may need stronger face coverings to protect ourselves from the virus.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask as she provides an update about the COVID-19 vaccinations at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago. Youngrae Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak Illinois
Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask as she provides an update about the COVID-19 vaccinations at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago. Youngrae Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Should We Be Doubling Up On Face Masks?

The new COVID-19 variants seem to be more contagious, and experts say we may need stronger face coverings to protect ourselves from the virus.

Some medical experts are calling for the U.S. to revisit its current mask guidelines in the face of new, more transmissible COVID-19 variants and how they spread.

Reset brings on a reporter for more on the new coronavirus variants in the U.S.

GUEST: Fenit Nirappil, reporter covering coronavirus at The Washington Post