New CDC guidelines just released remove a restriction for those who have been vaccinated and Jacobs school of medicine Dr. Alan Lesse is applauding the CDC’s decision according to comments made on WIVB-TV.

Under the new guidelines, if you were to get your second shot this Sunday, you would be clear from quarantine for all of March, April, and May and word from the NYS Department of Health that they too will follow those guidelines.

No quarantine required in those 90 days even if you are in close contact with someone who is infected. This would not have any effect on current travel restrictions.

Dr. Lesse adds...

“It’s not 100% and nothing ever is, but I think it’s a reasonable loosening of the restrictions.”

 

The CDC is has also suggested that two masks can be twice as effective as one if you cover a thin surgical mask with a tight-fitting cloth.

The CDC is not making this mandatory but says that a thin surgical mask like this stops only about 42% of particles. But when you double up a tight-fitting cloth on top of it, it stops about 92% of those particles.

A number of people when asked said they would wear two masks if it does offer twice the protection.

“It is kind of hard to breathe you know but if they’re asking you that it was safe to wear two masks I would,” said Buffalo Resident Iquilla Taylor.

Nurse Sheila O’Donnell commented,

“I think it’s great. I wear two masks. I wear one of those and then I wear an N95 over it.”“It doesn’t hinder my breathing or make any difference for me. Better safe than sorry,” she continued.

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