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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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DOJ charges eleven pro-life protesters ‘aided and abetted by one another’

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Eleven pro-life protesters were charged with violating federal law by the Department of Justice Wednesday for blocking abortion clinics. The individuals, “aided and abetted by one another, used force and physical obstruction to injure, intimidate, and interfere with employees of the clinic and a patient who was seeking reproductive health services” said the DOJ.

According to a summary of the indictment, seven of the demonstrators were charged with conspiracy against rights secured by the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits obstructing the entrance to an abortion facility. The remaining four were charged with violating the legislation.

Pro-life activist AJ Hurley told Live Action News  the FBI raided the home of Chester Gallagher, the organizer of the protest and one of the accused conspirators, on Tuesday with guns drawn. He said Gallagher’s neighbors told him Gallagher was out of state when the FBI showed up and entered his home.

National Review reports that Hurley also told Live Action News that the FBI reportedly recently called a few of the charged individuals to tell them they had arrest warrants and that they must turn themselves in. If convicted, those charged with conspiracy could face up to eleven years in prison and fines up to $250,000, the DOJ confirmed.

National Review writes:

Gallagher allegedly advertised a series of pro-life events on social media for March 2021 in the Nashville area. The indictment claims he and other coordinators recruited participants to travel to the city and erect a blockade, which Gallagher allegedly called a “rescue,” at Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet, Tenn., to prevent pregnant women from pursuing abortions.

A livestream of the stand-in shows activists chanting and singing prayer up the stairs to and along the hallway outside the abortion clinic, located in an office complex. Police officers eventually appeared in the video urging them to take their protest outside to the sidewalk.

“This is not allowed guys. Asking you to leave the property or I will call the police,” a security guard can be heard saying. The indictment alleges that the group prevented a patient and an employee from entering the facility. After they refused to leave the premises, the activists were reportedly escorted away to jail by police on misdemeanor trespassing charges. One pro-life activist wroteon March 6, 2021, on Facebook the claim that one “rescuer” was held on $1,000 bail, six, including Gallagher, on $1,500 bail, and two on $2,500 bail.

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