FDA Reverses Course, Approves China Equivalent Of The N95 Mask

FDA Reverses Course, Approves China’s Equivalent Of The N95 Mask To Protect Against Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a Chinese-made particle-blocking mask for use during the coronavirus pandemic, reversing course after weeks of pleas from healthcare workers who report dire shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment at hospitals across the country.


  • The FDA added the KN95 mask, the Chinese equivalent of an N95 mask, to the list of authorized gear to combat the coronavirus through an Emergency Use Authorization.

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