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Face shields or masks? [message #327] Fri, 24 April 2020 19:17 Go to next message
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L.A TIMES: Officials hope the widespread wearing of face coverings will help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Scientists say the masks are intended more to protect other people, rather than the wearer, keeping saliva from possibly infecting strangers.

But health officials say more can be done to protect essential workers. Dr. James Cherry, a UCLA infectious diseases expert, said supermarket cashiers and bus drivers who aren’t otherwise protected from the public by plexiglass barriers should actually be wearing face shields.

Face shields are more effective than masks in protecting the wearer from viral infection, Cherry said.

Source: eld-mask-coronavirus

Now that you know the difference, which one would you use?
Re: Face shields or masks? [message #541 is a reply to message #327] Fri, 01 May 2020 15:26 Go to previous message
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Of course, Face shields are better than ordinary masks since they constitute a barrier between the face and the external environment and it is easy to handle.
For the masks we have the masks ffp2 which prevents the microparticles from passing and the ordinary masks, the latter allow microparticles to pass but they play a role in reducing the probability of contagion
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