Sellick Weighs in on FDA-Authorized KN95 Face Coverings

Updated April 6, 2021

Articles on FDA-authorized KN95 face coverings quote John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. “KN95s are the Chinese version of N95s,” says Sellick. “They look and fit like the U.S. N95 masks and they can also offer similar levels of protection,” the article states. “But, since KN95 masks aren’t normally made and sold in the U.S., they need an “emergency-use authorization” (EUA) to be sold here — which has been granted.”