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N95 and KN95 Masks

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Mask use is near 100% here in Northern Virginia. I am surprised, however, how many people continue to use simple cloth masks when much better N95s and KN95s (Chinese equivalent to N95s) are widely available. Gold standard appears to be the Respokare N95s which are NIOSH approved (under Innonix) but are quite expensive. I also like these cheaper KN95s from Kingfa which are not NIOSH approved. Some of the Chinese masks are garbage but limited testing by the CDC suggests the Kingfa are pretty good. No guarantees. Use your own judgment. The post N95 and KN95 Masks appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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Mask use is near 100% here in Northern Virginia. I am surprised, however, how many people continue to use simple cloth masks when much better N95s and KN95s (Chinese equivalent to N95s) are widely available. Gold standard appears to be the Respokare N95s which are NIOSH approved (under Innonix) but are quite expensive. I also like these cheaper KN95s from Kingfa which are not NIOSH approved. Some of the Chinese masks are garbage but limited testing by the CDC suggests the Kingfa are pretty good. No guarantees. Use your own judgment.

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Alex Tabarrok
Alex Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in patent-system reform, the effectiveness of bounty hunters compared to the police, how judicial elections bias judges, and how local poverty rates impact trial decisions by juries. He also examines methods for increasing the supply of human organs for transplant, the regulation of pharmaceuticals by the FDA, and voting systems.

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