FACE shields offer no protection against coronavirus if an infected person nearby sneezes without a mask on, a study shows.

Researchers used computer models to come to this conclusion.

What a waste of time - anyone can see that face shields are woefully inadequate. I have often looked at people in the street wearing them and wondered why they bother. It seems to me that if someone sneezes, droplets could easily find their way around the sides or bottom of the plastic.

A face mask is by far the better option, but even then you often see people wearing them upside down, with the looser, bottom part flapping around the nose.