Bearing in mind the guidelines, many people are reaching out for face masks and face-covers to keep themselves safe. Although earlier face masks have been seen as the go-to security gear against this fight with coronavirus, that numbers of people are choosing to wear face shields. For the uninitiated, facial shields are actually made of a clear plastic sheet that covers your entire face, rather than just the mouth.

The entire concept behind wearing a face mask is to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission from asymptomatic carriers. In addition, it can also act as a barrier in a closet space, where people cough, sneeze, laugh or talk. It can prevent immediate exposure to the virus but it does depend on how it is worn.

Many people wear face masks incorrectly which eventually renders them ineffective. If you pull the mask down to speak, wear it under your nose, or even keep touching the mask’s outer layer with your hands and then touching your face, it totally negates the benefits of wearing it.

Unlike face masks, face shields actually cover the face entirely from the head, extending all the way below the chin. As a result, it prevents you from touching your own face which with face masks is not exactly possible. A recent research to test the Effectiveness of Face Shields Against Cough Aerosol Droplets From a Cough Simulator may be another point in favor of face shields.

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