infectious disease physician and professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Eli Perencevich, wrote an opinion piece in the JAMA about how use of a face shield should bebroadened from clinical environments into communities.
Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security also agreed:
“People who wear these cloth masks are invariably touching their face often to adjust it. When you’re wearing a face shield, you’re less likely to touch your face.”
”Face shields are also more comfortable for breathing and talking,” Adalja adds.