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Can Plexiglass Stop COVID?

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Plexiglass partitions are seemingly everywhere these days—grocery stores, dry cleaners, restaurant pickup windows, discount stores, and pharmacies. They're recommended by the CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), among others.

Because of COVID-19, the plexiglass business is now booming. Sales of plexiglass, and the trademarked Plexiglas, increased two to three times over the $250 million in sales from March to May 2019, according to statistics supplied by the International Association of Plastics Distribution.

Despite the widespread recommendations for the plexiglass barriers and their widespread use, research on how well they work to slow the spread of COVID-19 is lacking, experts say.

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