It’s clear now more than ever that wearing a face mask is an important way to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19. And, as new variants continue to emerge, there’s been plenty of talk about which type of face mask is best. One face mask has been consistently considered the best: N95 respirators. In case you’re not familiar with it, an N95 mask filters out at least 95% of airborne particles, per the Food and Drug Administration. It’s also designed to form a close seal over your nose and mouth. Overall, an N95 mask is thought to provide the highest level of protection you can get. To read the full story.