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CNBC correspondent advocates wearing three masks, citing researchers



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After Dr. Anthony Fauci came out and said Monday morning that it’s “common sense” that wearing two masks “likely would be more effective” than just a single one, CNBC’s Contessa Brewer, citing researchers, claimed that people should wear three masks.

While appearing on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” Monday evening, Brewer suggested that people should wear three masks to help protect themselves from those who aren’t wearing masks properly or at all.

“The experts keep telling us that wearing masks is really about protecting others from ourselves in the event that we are contagious, but you know if other people aren’t wearing their masks or they’re wearing them improperly, we need to protect ourselves,” said Brewer.

“So experts say you can double up with a tight weave fabric mask for added protection,” she said while putting on two masks, then going on to cite researchers from Virginia Tech who said that three masks is more effective than two.

“Now, Virginia Tech researchers found that doubling up these cloth masks increases the efficiency from 50% to 75%,” Brewer continued. “A three-layer mask could block up to 90% of the particles.”

At the end of the segment, after Brewer emphasized that one’s mask needs to fit on properly to work, host Shepard Smith added that people should also get rid of facial hair due to it possibly getting in the way of properly wearing a face mask.

In an article published last week, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida told Summit News that “three masks may be going too far since that could interfere with the ability to breathe,” while saying that two masks is “something you may want to consider” doing.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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Information emerges on ‘conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer’ who lit himself on fire outside Trump trial



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As the jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial was being finalized, Max Azzarello set himself on fire Friday afternoon outside the Manhattan courthouse. The event was caught on video by multiple media outlets, and police officers can be seen in the videos dousing Azzarello’s body with a fire extinguisher.

National Review reports on the bizarre occurrence:

Azzarello appears to be a conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer and operations manager who threw pamphlets into the air before self-immolating that directed bystanders to his Substack blog, “The Ponzi Papers.” Azzarello writes on his Substack of a supposed “totalitarian con” and identifies himself as the man who set himself on fire outside of the Trump courthouse.

Azzarello warns of what he believes to be cryptocurrency ponzi scheme being manipulated by economic elites, most notably tech billionaire Peter Thiel. He claims the government is a “secret kleptocracy” full of financial criminals and highlights The Simpsons as a tool supposedly used by elites to brainwash the American people.

His LinkedIn page features a picture of himself with former president Bill Clinton, a subject of his conspiracy theories, and lists his various marketing and operations positions in politics and tech.



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