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Experts Recommend People Wear 2 Masks; Additional Vaccines Headed For Florida

Peter Hamlin
AP Illustration

White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci is recommending that people wear two face masks to better protect themselves and each other from the coronavirus.

Doctor Jeff Goldhagen at UF Health Jacksonville told First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross Wednesday that he’s been wearing two masks from the get-go.

“This is all about doing 2 things: One, stopping the spread to others and two, preventing the intake of the virus directly from others. So yes, two masks do work better than one. I personally always wear 2 masks.”

Goldhagen said whether you wear one or two face masks, the key to maximizing protection is to get a good fit so that the air you breathe is coming through the mask, not from around it.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday night an additional 307,000 vaccine doses are due to arrive in Florida next week for distribution.

The entire interview with Dr. Goldhagen is available on Wednesday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, which encores at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 on WJCT News  89.9.

Michelle Corum can be reached at, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.

Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 2012 and has worked in public broadcasting as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan. She also manages WJCT's Radio Reading Service for sight-impaired listeners.