Bat Soup Virus: And Now Dr. Birx Is Recommending Face Shields

While Dr. Fauci was just wondering if people should wear them, mentioning that they could be a good idea, Dr. Birx seems to take this a little bit further

From the article

Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, is recommending the use of face shields along with masks to protect against COVID-19 infection.

Face shields can offer more protection to the wearer than cloth face coverings, which are intended to prevent asymptomatic individuals from spreading coronavirus to others.

“The mask protects others, to block those droplets and block that contamination that happens when you speak or sing or talk, or even breathe,” Birx said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning.

“The thing about the face shields — we think that could protect the individuals and that it would decrease the ability for them to touch their eyes and spread the virus as well as those droplets coming towards them. So there are two different technologies for two different reasons.”

Will we start seeing more people wear them? Early on, there were people wearing these more often, and you’ll still see a few here and there. However, will state government start recommending them? Followed by a requirement? And remember when we were told we didn’t need to wear a mask if we weren’t sick, just social distance and wash our hands? Remember when the media was saying this wasn’t even as bad as the regular flu?

Also

New research suggests COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission — and might affect tall people more

After surveying 2,000 people in the UK and US, the researchers found that the data from both countries suggests that aerosol transmission of the virus — via microdroplets which are so small that they remain suspended in the air for several hours — is very likely.

Moreover, they say that taller individuals appear to be at a higher risk. Individuals over 6ft tall seem to have more than double the chance of having a COVID-19 medical diagnosis or testing positive. The researchers said this suggests that aerosol transmission is very likely, as if COVID-19 transmission was solely due to droplets, which are bigger than aerosols and are thought to travel relatively short distances and drop quickly from the air, taller individuals would not be at higher risk. In contrast, aerosols can accumulate in poorly ventilated spaces and are carried by air currents.

All those ladies with the “have to be at least 6 feet tall” in their dating profiles (but whom get upset when guys do not want fatties) might want to reconsider.

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3 Responses to “Bat Soup Virus: And Now Dr. Birx Is Recommending Face Shields”

  1. Dana says:

    How long will it be before some of our drunk-with-power governors make face shields mandatory?

    Have you ever had to work with both goggles and a dust mask? The mask slows down exhaled moisture, which is warmer than the surrounding atmosphere, and this causes your goggles to mist up. My wife is battling this every day at work — she’s an RN — and it really slows down her work.

  2. Dana says:

    I guess, at 6’2″ tall, I’m just f(ornicating) doomed!

    But really, with men being normally taller than women, if being tall makes one more susceptible to the virus, why aren’t a significant majority of the victims male?

    My 5’0″ wife ought to be perfectly safe, right?

    All those ladies with the “have to be at least 6 feet tall” in their dating profiles (but whom get upset when guys do not want fatties) might want to reconsider.

    I got set up with a girl who was 6’4″ tall when I was in college, and she was awesome. Sadly enough, I was more attracted to her than she was to me. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cry.gif

  3. Professor hale says:

    This is an excellent idea. I know lots of people who need to cover their faces all the time… for the greater good.

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