Are face shields effective?
“It protects you, the wearer,” Frank Esper, MD. says, pediatric infectious disease specialist. “But if you cough, because the face shield is away from your face, those droplets can still get out better than if you have a mask on.” Dr. Esper, adds, “Because they extend down from the forehead, shields protect the eyes as well as the nose and mouth.” CDC guidelines have said that face shields that wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend below the chin.
The coverage that the face shields offer is ideal since the new coronavirus can enter the body through eyes, nose, and mouth, according to the article from Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials.
How to keep a face shield clean?
As mentioned earlier, masks absorb droplets when we sneeze or cough and shield don’t so you need to clean face shield it on a regular bases. Dr. Frank Esper stresses that should you decide to wear a face shield, you’ll need to sanitize it frequently.