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The N95 Shortage America Can't Seem to Fix
"As the weather cools and the death toll climbs, America’s health-care workers fear that when winter comes, they still won’t have enough respirators. And the longer the shortage lasts, the longer N95s will remain largely out of reach for millions of others who could be protected by them — teachers and day-care workers, factory employees and flight attendants, restaurant servers and grocery store clerks."

Universal Face Shields for COVID-19: The New and Improved Mask?

"Face shields reduced viral exposure by 96% when worn within 18 inches of a cough, and when this study was repeated using the recommended distancing protocol of 6 feet, inhaled virus was reduced by 92%." 
Some Experts Say Face Shields Better Than Masks for Coronavirus Protection
 "As soon as we saw from the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and our local public health office that face shields would be an acceptable alternative to face masks, we knew this was a direction we wanted to move in.” Lauren Lek, Head of School at Academy of Our Lady of Peace San Diego 
Could Face Shields Replace Masks in Preventing COVID-19?
"Plastic face shields offer another means of deterring COVID-19 that some might find easier," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in Baltimore.