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Should you catch Omicron ‘to get it over with’ and re-use N95 masks?

KCRW, Jan. 14, 2022 (Audio)

January 14, 2022

Should you catch Omicron ‘to get it over with’ and re-use N95 masks?

With the latest variant being so contagious, there’s a sense of “let’s just get it over with.” That lax attitude is troubling health professionals, including Dr. Jose Mayorga, the executive director of the UCI Health Family Health Centers. … Dr. Mayorga: “You do not know how serious COVID infection will be for you or the people you live with. That’s a big issue. We don’t want to be spreading this around, especially to those at home. … the best thing to do is to ensure that you’re up to date on your vaccinations and taking the right precautions.”