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In The U.S. N95 Mask Prices Hit ‘Ridiculous’ Highs on Speculation Over CDC Guidance for mask that offer more protection against Omicron.

With the omicron variant of Covid-19 spreading fast, Americans are rushing to buy the more-protective face coverings.

The potential for a new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is unleashing a scramble for N95 masks and boosting their prices.

The agency is considering changing its guidance to advise that people wear higher-quality masks, according to a Washington Post report. That’s contributing to a surge in prices for gold-standard N95 and KN95 face coverings on sites like Amazon.com.

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