Face Shields Are More Effective For Protection Also Great Item For Customization With Your logo While Serving Your Customers
Wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in public has quickly become the norm in cities from New York, to Berlin.
In Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo has just promised to give out enough free, washable cloth masks for everyone in the city to have one, as the city of lights prepares to reopen.
But as people around the world weigh the best ways to slowly move back into public life, a team of three doctors and public health experts from Iowa City is respectfully suggesting that perhaps the shield may be mightier than the mask.
"Could a simple and affordable face shield, if universally adopted, provide enough added protection when added to testing, contact tracing, and hand hygiene to reduce transmissibility below a critical threshold?"
Here's why plastic shields, which are already a critical piece of protective gear for many hospital workers, may be a better disease-fighting tool than a mask, for venturing out in public:
"Face shields come in various forms, but all provide a clear plastic barrier that covers the face," Doctors Eli Perencevich, Daniel Diekema, and Michael Edmond wrote in their JAMA Viewpoint. "For optimal protection, the shield should extend below the chin anteriorly, to the ears laterally, and there should be no exposed gap between the forehead and the shield's headpiece."
Shields eliminate the need for those who want to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people to create little windows in their masks, since they're already see-through.
Though studies on face shields are scarce, one cough simulation study in 2014 suggested that a shield could reduce a person's viral exposure to a cough expelled less than 18 inches away by 96%.
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