EYECARE: Coronavirus BRIEFING: The Latest COVID-19 Data Is Double-Masking Worth It? By Staff Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:30 PM There's a new COVID-trend on the block: doubling up on masks. Recently, both prominent Americans, like President-elect Joe Biden, and regular people have been wearing two face masks while out and about, to double up on coverage. But does it help, or does more fabric just make it harder to breathe? According to The New York Times, double-masking definitely isn't necessary for everyone. But those who wear flimsier face coverings, or those who just spend a lot of time in contact with others, can benefit from the practice. Head over to The New York Times for more.