Which face masks are best for preventing COVID-19? Dr. Michael Osterholm, expert in infectious diseases, shares tips to limit the spread of Omicron

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their mask guidelines to say that people “can choose” to wear N95 and KN95 masks for more protection against COVID-19, Dr. Michael Osterholm passionate about the need to wear higher quality face clothing.

Dr. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, appeared on NBC’s Weekend TODAY to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the current Omicron rise.

Watch the video above to see if it’s time for you to upgrade your face mask

He said he was “happy” to see the CDC issue the new guidance, even though he thought the agency could have proposed it earlier.

“It’s way too late,” he said.

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