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post #1 of 41 Old 07-12-2020, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Who uses a face shield?

Without listing all the apparent seeming advantages, a face shield is looking more and more like a no brainer, to my brain.


Mine should arrive tomorrow. (the shield not my brain. brain's supposed to be here next week) I plan to experiment with connecting it to a pair of safety glass frames for easier on and off with the brim hat I always wear.


There is at least one model with glass frames already attached and one that fits on the brim of baseball cap.


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I'm not sure what type you are asking about.

I use one kind for polo. Attached to my helmet. I use another at work in some situations. I work in a hospital.

The one for polo is great for protecting my face from hard balls flying my way.

The hospital type is merely printed locally on a 3D printer. It has a foam lined head band. Cheap and plentiful.
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I wear one if helping my husband when he is grinding stuff in his workshop or such.
He wears a different one when he welds, also when under a vehicle a clear shield so debris stays out of his eyes...
One I wear is large in size, covers me from forehead to below my chin, ear to ear, the frame is similar to a hard-hat yet it is very light to wear.
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I'm not sure what type you are asking about.

It has a foam lined head band. Cheap and plentiful.

Yes, the cheap and plentiful type with the foam lined head band.


I too have one for grinding and such, but it fit's over the head and cannot be worn with a hat. Like these:


Screenshot_2020-07-12 Amazon com 5Pcs Safety Full Face Shield All-Round Protection Cap Clear Wid.jpg

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I do when I'm at work and dealing directly with people. It's nice to have an extra layer of protection. I get pretty warm in it though with my mask on. Of course, it's been very hot for our area this year (90s), so that could just be relative.
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I guess I should have titled the thread: Who uses a Covid-19 face shield?

I've read a few internet links discussing which is best, the shield or mask? Not both as is used by medical workers in contact with covid patients but by the public as a replacement for the face mask.


1. Deaf people can read your lips.


2. You can see if people smile at your corny jokes.


3. Breathing is much easier.


4. They protect both the wearer and the other party also.


5. It can be difficult to handle a face mask when removing without touching the front until cleaned. A shield can be sprayed with disinfectant immediately upon removal.


6. It is easier to understand speech with a shield.


I plan to keep a face mask handy for stores that absolutely require them but otherwise replace the mask with the shield. That's the plan anyhow.


Just wondering if any others are doing this. I know two people that use both when going out. Older people with underlying issues.
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Face shields are not meant to replace masks. Particles still fall below the shield. If you wear one, you're supposed to wear it with a cloth on the bottom to trap particles. When they fall down below the shield, they can still get blown around by drafts, wind, air conditioners, etc. It's better than nothing, but not the same as wearing a well-fitted mask.

https://www.nytimes.com/article/face...ronavirus.html
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The thing that attracted me is that a mask is reported by most to provide very little if any protection to the person wearing the mask.

But most seem to agree that the shield provides much more protection for the wearer.

Arizona is topping the charts and a lot of people still are not wearing masks so I was thinking at my age perhaps I should be protecting myself from them when/if distancing was reduced.

A tight fitting 95% mask would protect but those are really hard to breath and talk through.

Many clerks are using only shield screen put up by the company. Post office here is only using that.

Would seem like any droplets, or at least most, coming from my breath no matter how small would smash into the shield if it were close enough to the mouth. But I have read suggestions elsewhere also about a cloth screen at the bottom.


Summertime was supposed to give a reprieve from this stuff but it sure isn't in Arizona so I'm looking forward to the actual flu season for a more serious form of self protection for this 78 YO male.


I live alone so I absolutely have to mingle to some degree although I do order all I can.

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Here's ARRP's meandering report on the topic.


https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-...-to-masks.html

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Here's ARRP's meandering report on the topic.

https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-...-to-masks.html
Hmm... that's an awful lot of "might be" and "possibility" in that article. I'm a little surprised. I would have thought that an organization like AARP would insist on only using solid science to support an article on such an important topic. I don't like how they bring in the CDC, but only in a quote from another person, and then they don't even fact-check it. And that article about how face shields can protect from influenza doesn't compare them to masks at all. Not to mention that there seems to be a lot of confusion right now whether covid spreads like influenze (droplets) or aerosol, or possibly both. So it's not clear how relevant that would be anyways.

I hate wearing a mask. Hate hate hate. For all of the reasons given in that article, and then some of my own personal reasons. But nothing in there is convincing me that a face shield is as good as a mask for protection (both for and from the wearer). Just that it "might" be. The part about protecting the eyes was interesting. But again speculative. The only thing I got out of it is that it would be best to wear both a mask and a face shield. I guess if I am a poll worker again this year that's what I will do.

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