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I have seen many youtube videos from non-English speaking countries (mostly in Asia) that show how to make a home-made face shield, to prevent COVID transmission. They seem to be much used by health care workers.

Why are they not more used in the West, e.g. United States? I'm asking about (a) health care workers, (b) vulnerable populations, and (c) the general population.

A face shield can be made out of a transparent report cover and materials commonly available at home, and doesn't add to the discomfort of breathing, since air flows to the face through the side and bottom edges.

It can be combined with a mask that covers the nose and mouth.

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  • What makes you think health care workers in the US don't use such shields? Please cite your source for this. – Carey Gregory Mar 25 '20 at 14:32
  • @CareyGregory - Are they making and using them? I've been looking in google, youtube and google images. I'm only finding homemade face shields from other countries (mainly Asia). – aparente001 Mar 25 '20 at 17:28
  • Healthcare workers in western countries aren't using homemade face shields because they've got access to professionally-produced face shields. – Mark Mar 25 '20 at 20:25

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