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MidMichigan lung doctor advises on effective masks

ALPENA, Mich. — Since the COVID–19 pandemic, questions have risen about which masks are the most effective.

MidMichigan Lung Doctor Daniel Maxwell said COVID–19 not only attacks the lungs but the entire body and each individual wearing a mask protects the other person.

When in a meeting or around town, Maxwell recommends a double-layer cloth mask with the elastic behind the ears or a disposable mask.  He also introduced the n95 mask, mostly used by healthcare professionals, as another recommended type of protection.