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Are face shields better protection against COVID-19 than face masks?

From surgical-style disposable masks to washable cotton face coverings to coveted N95 masks, there has been a run on face masks of all kinds since news of the pandemic spread. But one piece of personal protective equipment that has been largely overlooked by the public is the face shield. A simulation shows that exposure can be reduced by 96% when wearing a face shield that covers your eyes, nose and mouth. Plus, they can be easily wiped down and sanitized.

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