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What About Face Shields?

Face masks have been widely suggested to stop the public spread of coronavirus. What do experts say about face shields? The plastic covering makes it easier to talk and see other people’s expressions but is it helpful in combatting COVID-19? In a JAMA opinion piece, three Iowa doctors suggested that face shields should be added to our routine.

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A 2016 study about face shields says they do not have a good seal like masks and can allow in aerosol penetration. Many feel that a face shield is a great accompaniment to a face mask. Many in the medical profession are using both as personal protection equipment. Just make sure that if you wear either, you wear them properly.

Would you feel better in a shield than a mask?