CDC director defends N95 mask restrictions despite greater supply
The Biden administration is rejecting calls to change current guidelines that discourage the public from wearing N95 respirators, thecurrently reserved for health care workers, although some manufacturers say a growing domestic surplus has gone unused.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Wednesday that the agency still believed standard,were sufficient to curb the .
“For reasons supported by science, comfort, costs, and practicality, the CDC does not recommend routine use of N95 respirators for protection against COVID-19 by the general public,” said Dr. Walensky. She cited “abundant” research showing masks “now available to the general public are working.”
“It’s a highly engineered device and not everybody needs that,” said Dave Rousse, president of the Association …continued .
[Source: CBS News]