As parents, teachers, students and administrators puzzle over how to open school with the coronavirus potentially in every classroom, Dr. Will Sawyer of Sharonville, Ohio, says he has the answer, and it’s not cloth masks. Sawyer is pressing for universal adoption of clear, plastic shields that protect the whole face. “If we stopped self-inoculating (with the virus), this pandemic would be over in three weeks,” he said.
The advantages of face shields, Sawyer said, are many: They can be cleaned and reused indefinitely. They’re comfortable to wear and don’t interfere with eyeglasses or hearing aids. They don’t get in the way of nonverbal communication. Most important, Sawyer said, “They keep your 10 deadly enemies away from your face – your fingers.” Face shields are common elements of the personal protective equipment that health care workers don while treating patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness that can result from infection with the new coronavirus.
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