04 June 2020
HealthDay Reports: Could Face Shields Replace Masks in Preventing COVID-19?
Experts weigh in on if plastic face shields could be a different, viable option to face masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Could Face Shields Replace Masks in Preventing COVID-19?
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but some people find them awkward, uncomfortable or downright unbearable to wear.
There's another good option available for people who just can't get used to strapping on a face mask while out in public, experts say.
Plastic face shields offer another means of deterring COVID-19 that some might find easier, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in Baltimore.