Health & Wellness

Looking for Face Shields in GTA

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  • Sep 18th, 2020 11:36 pm
Sr. Member
Jul 24, 2019
595 posts
amz155 wrote: No, seriously, I can’t find anything to support your claims. I can’t find anything that confirms that shields do not protect the eyes from droplets (regardless of whether they’re worn indoors or outdoors as part of droplet precautions).
If people want to take the risk, go ahead.
Deal Addict
Jul 26, 2004
3481 posts
They have faceshields over here at the Edmonton costcos.
Deal Guru
Jun 15, 2012
13028 posts
Southern Ontario
I think the takeaway is yes, shields are less effective alone compared to masks. HOWEVER another physical barrier in addition to masking reduces inoculi, and that has been scientifically repeated over and over its relationship to disease severity.

I mean what's better? Visualize a crowded bus and person's winter speaking/breathing directly towards someone with just a mask, or someone with a mask and shield. They may both breathe in the other person's arcing droplets but it's obvious the person wearing both will receive less. And this gives the immune system a better chance at clearing a lower viral load.