Come have a look at my mask collection. There, on a corner counter in my kitchen, is a heaping pile of protection: a box of blue surgical masks, two kinds of KF94s from South Korea, a dozen KN95s from China (NIOSH certified!), and several authentic N95s. I’ve shared my stash with my wife, my daughters, and my mom’s caregivers, hoping to keep the coronavirus out of our bodies. At a time when so little is under control, masks give us a way of managing risk when we go out into our besieged world.
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