Biden to give out 400 million N95 masks amid COVID-19 surge, report says

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The Biden administration reportedly plans to distribute roughly 400 million to the public as COVID-19 cases surge in the US, driven by the . The masks will be available through pharmacies and community health centers by early February for people to pick up for free, , citing a White House official. 

The nonsurgical N95 masks will reportedly come from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile.

As a result of the omicron variant’s spread, some cities and states have reinstated , and federal  have been extended until March 18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the  agree that properly  over your nose and Universitas Alma Ata Yogyakarta mouth has been proven to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Last week, the CDC  to encourage people to wear “the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently,” noting that N95 masks offer the highest level of protection. Still, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a briefing that “any mask is better than no mask.”

In another effort to combat COVID-19, the government’s  website went live on Tuesday, allowing Americans to order four free COVID-19 tests per household

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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