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CDC weighs recommending better masks against omicron

“Omicron is very transmissible through shared air,” said Julia Raifman, an assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health. “Mask policies that ensure people with covid and people around them are wearing high-quality masks do the most to reduce covid spread,” she said in an email, adding that other countries, such as South Korea and Japan, have done much more to make the masks widely available.

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