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Covid-19: "Hi-So" face shields on their own are pointless, says leading Thai public health official

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A face shield does not replace a mask...they are protecting parts of the body....

 

from a Hospital perspective only a respirator (Not surgical masks) is proven against airborne illness for respiratory protection...

 

face shield is to protect the eyes and skin from blood or bodily fluid splashes...

 

doctors and nurses will wear a surgical mask and face shield in operations if they anticipate a splash from body part or fluid due to type of procedure...

 

rarely HC providers will perform surgery on known airborne infectious patients where an approved osha respirator would be required...

 

common procedures dealing with an airborne illness would require at a minimum a N-95 and a face shield if a splash is anticipated or likely...

 

Another option is safety glasses in a clinical setting but will say face shields over the last 20 years seem to be the preferred choice over old-fashion safety glasses/goggles...

 

Human skin is the best natural barrier we have if the skin is whole and healthy...

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Well...I hate masks so thinking about switching to the one in the vdo ....it is undoubtedly 100% efficient 

( I am dead serious actually )

 

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12 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i am saving up for a face lift, not a face mask. 

Going to impress the Hun Hin female newcomers...😉

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12 hours ago, pixelaoffy said:

The noun ' pointless ' could be used to describe alot of the current measures in Thailand

If it was only a noun, you'd be right.

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COVID19 The Chinese weapon which is a bacteria made in lab..Not a virus no need a face mask period. Curable with Aspro and antibiotics..Italy changed there treatment people going home. Ilegàl autopsy by the italians has uncovered the WHO lies. China and WHO both belong in adjoining cells. Joke 

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5 hours ago, saakura said:

Then why are they dying by the thousands everyday for months in both US and UK? Maybe the good Thai doctor actually knows a little more compared to you?

Complete and utter rubbish. it is not a joke people are dying so keep this nonsense to yourself, very childish comment. Do your research if you want to know why people are dying in the western world.

 

The shield is a better cover then a mask as it is not porous, however wearing with a face mask will be extra protection but the reality is if you want to completely protect yourself and others you need a fully sealed affair such as a hasmat suit.

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3 minutes ago, tomauasia said:

COVID19 The Chinese weapon which is a bacteria made in lab..Not a virus no need a face mask period. Curable with Aspro and antibiotics..Italy changed there treatment people going home. Ilegàl autopsy by the italians has uncovered the WHO lies. China and WHO both belong in adjoining cells. Joke 

It is not a bacterial infection, it is a virus, antibiotics are useless. Therefore it is not curable with aspro and antibiotics, do you not think the hospitals would have worked that out by now.. Do your research for crying out loud...

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3 hours ago, cardinalblue said:

A face shield does not replace a mask...they are protecting parts of the body....

 

from a Hospital perspective only a respirator (Not surgical masks) is proven against airborne illness for respiratory protection...

 

face shield is to protect the eyes and skin from blood or bodily fluid splashes...

 

doctors and nurses will wear a surgical mask and face shield in operations if they anticipate a splash from body part or fluid due to type of procedure...

 

rarely HC providers will perform surgery on known airborne infectious patients where an approved osha respirator would be required...

 

common procedures dealing with an airborne illness would require at a minimum a N-95 and a face shield if a splash is anticipated or likely...

 

Another option is safety glasses in a clinical setting but will say face shields over the last 20 years seem to be the preferred choice over old-fashion safety glasses/goggles...

 

Human skin is the best natural barrier we have if the skin is whole and healthy...

ok, except coronavirus is not an airborne virus. 

the face masks used in surgery are to protect the doctor contaminating the patient, not the other way around. So the surgical masks everybody uses are basically to protect others not yourself really.

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6 hours ago, DrTuner said:

sounds very sensible to me. better then the rubbish many people come out with.

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9 hours ago, tyga said:

We've made some nice carbon hi-so face shields to trump any others out there. None of that common plastic <deleted>. Sends out a statement that I'm sporty, modern, rich and hi-so  😉

faceshield1.JPG

faceshield2.JPG

cartier face shields on the way with diamond encrusted brim,,,

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10 hours ago, Bob A Kneale said:

The DPM has never said "caucasians are spreading Covid 19" [sic].

ok, dirty farang.

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10 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

650.000 people die on the FLU every year, check CDC

 

so, yes, no pandemic

really? Why don't you go volunteer on a covid ward then, minus face shield of course. 😁

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9 hours ago, Bkkthebest said:

i disagree. There is a point. The idea of wearing the HI-SO face shield is to show others that you are Hi-So.

The face shields cost about 20-30 baht. Less than many masks cost.

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Plenty of prominent doctors, virologists, biochemists and nurses say that even masks are pointless, because virus (if it is present) is so tiny that no such mask is able stop it. Mask might protect from bacteries but not from viruses. And if Covid is a virus then masks are really useless. Recently even the WHO admitted that masks don't need to be worn by healthy individuals. 

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