Finding a mask that fits your face comfortably is important. If your mask is uncomfortable, you’ll constantly be adjusting it, or worse yet, avoiding wearing it.
It’s also important that your mask fits well in order to slow the spread of the virus.
Throughout the pandemic there has been concern over counterfeit KN95 masks. The New York Magazine and New York Times have both confirmed the following mask distributers are selling genuine KN95 and in some cases N95s, approved by the FDA.
At the time of writing, all of these were in stock.
If you having difficulty finding KN95 of N95 masks, I have a limited supply to share with you.
The New York Times article linked also recommends several masks sold on Amazon, but I personally stay away from purchasing medical supplies (including masks, supplements, and herbs) due to the high number of counterfeit products sold there.
While the data is from last spring, prior to Omicron, a study cited in the Wall Street Journal showed that if two people in the same room wore KN95 masks and one of them was positive, it would take 25 hours to transmit the virus. It is encouraging to see how effective wearing a KN95 or N95 mask is when both people wear one.