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Face Shield vs Face masks
If you’ve been out in public, you’ve probably seen a lot of people wearing cloth face masks and a smaller group of people wearing clear, plastic face shields – which begs the question: which one is more effective? The answer is not that simple. Check out some considerations for both.
Key Difference between Shields & Masks
Breathable.: It does become frustrating to put a restrictive cloth-type thing on your face when the weather is muggy and humid like it is mostly in Tropical countries in India. But wearing a face mask is still crucial when you’re doing any activity like running, going to market, Travelling or on a Vacation or working, where social distancing may be difficult. Everyone feels lack of energy due to less oxygen intake. Yes Oxygen intake does get reduced while using a mask because you keep on breathing the same stale air. In comparison face shield offers all these benefits of Virus protection in a more breathable way.
Extra protection: What parts does the Face mask protect only the Nose and the Mouth (that to if properly applied). WHO has repeatedly informed that Corona Virus can also enter the body through other openings like EYES.
Unlike the face masks, face shields protect the wearer’s eyes. This ensures water droplets that could contain the virus cannot directly reach the wearer of a face shield. The Protection offered by the face shield start from the Forehead and reaches below the chin. The SAGE (UK) report theorised that face coverings would not only protect a wearer against the inhalation of aerosols, but could protect a wearer against large droplets. Therefore, face shields can be seen to provide a further degree of protection for the wearer.
Face Touching: People do have bad habits, one of the most common bad habit is face touching, people keep on setting their hair, then with the same oily hands they would touch their face causing acne. Everything we touch from car keys to carry bags to the railings and is instantized and we can understand that it is impossible to keep your hands clean 24×7, but we can protect our face by using a face shield.
What Faceshield essentially does is make your face unaccesable to your hand, whenever you would want to touch your face, you would have to take out your face shield. A face shield can also act as a constant reminder for an individual to not touch their face, eyes and hair. This will prevent any bacteria or water droplets on your hands from reaching your face and contaminating it.
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Wearing your shield correctly
Indianexpress report on face shield
What is a face shield?
Think of a visor a welder wears to protect themselves from sparks and injury. Health-care workers use face shields to block bodily fluids from coming into contact with their face and potentially causing infection.
It is likely many people are choosing face shields during Covid-19 because they are experiencing discomfort wearing a mask – whether glasses fogging up, irritation around the ears or just that extra layer.
``Every person should have a face shield`` says epidemiologist Michael Edmond
Face shields offer more effective protection against coronavirus than masks and should be worn by the public whenever they leave home, according to US physician and epidemiologist Michael Edmond.
Edmond, an infectious diseases physician and hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, USA, has been advocating the use of face shields on his blog.
He believes the simple devices are more effective than masks at protecting the eyes, nose and mouth from Covid-19 infection and praised efforts by architects and designers to manufacture the devices as “one of the silver linings of this pandemic”.
“I think every person should have a face shield,” Edmond told Dezeen. “It should be worn anytime they leave their home, while in any public place, and even at work.”
“I believe that if every person wore a face shield when out of their home, we would bend the curve faster and return to normal life sooner.”
“Several important advantages” over masks
They provide better facial protection than masks, Edmond believes, as well as being reusable and more comfortable. They also prevent wearers from touching their faces and make it easier to communicate with others, since the mouth is visible.
The simplest face shields consist of transparent visors that cover the face, plus a securing mechanism such as a strap or headband to hold them in place. Some versions are disposable while other more rugged designs can be reused after sterilisation.