(CNN)Layering your face is in — but not as a fashion statement. It may just save a life.
Public health officials are suggesting double masking as a way to increase the level of protection from the coronavirus and its multiple, more contagious variants.
“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective, and that’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, now chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been doubling up for weeks — in fact, Biden was often seen with a surgical mask under his go-to black fabric covering before being sworn into office.