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NFL, Oakley come up with face shields to protect players

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NEW YORK -- With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic: face shields for the players' helmets.

The NFL and the players' union agreed to several protocols in a 42-page document last week, including team travel, media and treatment response. They have also updated the facilities protocol, specifically addressing training camp, using recommendations from a joint committee of doctors, trainers and strength coaches.

However, the two sides haven't agreed on testing and screening protocols for the coronavirus.

One idea suggested by the union's medical director, Dr. Thom Mayer, to help control the spread of the virus was to have players wear face masks. The league's engineers and a sports equipment company tested prototypes for the masks, but players shot it down.

"We've had a real robust discussion around it that stretches back a number of months," said Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer. "From the start, the NFL Players Association, their medical advisers, their engineers have been engaged with us. We've also had dialogue with players along the way trying to look at early prototypes and developments."

The face shield was designed by Oakley, which already provides visors for the players.

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"We have well over 700 players that used the visors last year," said Renie Anderson, chief revenue officer and executive vice president of NFL Partnerships.

The face shield has received a better response than the mask suggestion.

"The player feedback was integral in coming up with this design," said Dr. Jeff Crandall, chairman of the NFL's Engineering Committee. "They (Oakley) would start with this design and say: 'Do you like this one better or this one? How's your field of view on this one?'

"At the end, they did have feedback from players. This was their choice for the players they've evaluated so far. I think each player is going to have an evaluation for themselves in terms of exactly how they favor one concept versus another."

Crandall said Oakley came up with the design.

"Clear plastic with slits or holes in it that block any direct path of a droplet, but do promote air flow, communication, soundwaves," he said.

"They had a visor that covers the eyes. What could we do to cover the mouth and nose area?" Crandall added. "So they came up with a mouth shield that tried to keep the field of view as much as possible; you don't want to block the lower part. You want to promote breathing and not a sense of restriction. You want to maximize comfort.

"Prevention from touching the face was also a consideration, and obviously the biggest consideration was how can you mitigate the exchange of droplets," he said.

 

Sills noted the shield was designed to deal with how the virus spreads.

"Just like any face shield or facemask for that matter, you're thinking about the aerosolization of droplets and the spread of it via that mechanism, which is starting to be recognized as the more important mode of transmission."

Given sports' shutdown in March because of COVID-19, this will be the first season that NFL players try to get ready on the field after conducting minicamps virtually during the offseason.

"We often say physical distance and football don't go together, pretty impossible to keep 6 feet apart on the field, so that causes you to look for other innovations which could possibly be a flag bearer, and we think this falls into that category," Sills said.

With training camps scheduled to start in a couple of weeks, there's still no timeline for the helmets with face shields to make their debut.

"We're actively working with players even this coming week looking at prototypes, so we will love to have them rolled out by the time we start," Sills said. "Obviously we won't be starting helmeted activities right when training camp starts, that's a little bit of a down-the-road thing. We would love to get them on board from the get-go."

Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press

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Thats great....now can we play some fckin football??!!....pu*****.

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Something to consider: this is a great time to be transitioning to the wide split OL.

 

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1 hour ago, Greenseed4 said:

Something to consider: this is a great time to be transitioning to the wide split OL.

 

CJ told us Gase was taking the Jets where football is going.  Dude saw Covid coming a mile away.

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7 minutes ago, AFJF said:

CJ told us Gase was taking the Jets where football is going.  Dude saw Covid coming a mile away.

What if smelling salts are the cure?

 

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6 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

What if smelling salts are the cure?

 

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1 hour ago, Jetsfan80 said:

What if smelling salts are the cure?

 

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Smelling salts = ammonium chloride salts.

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We have now used the same text mining approach to focus solely on drugs that have been used in the treatment of coronaviruses (Supplementary Material, Table S1). This analysis identified ammonium chloride, which is commonly used as a treatment option for severe cases of metabolicalkalosis, as a drug of interest. Ammonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound that is known to also have antiviral activity (13,14) against coronavirus (Supplementary Material) and has a mechanism of action such as raising the endocytic and lysosomal pH, which it shares with chloroquine (15). Review of the text-mined literature also indicated a high-frequency of quaternary ammonium disinfectants as treatments for many viruses (Supplementary Material) (16,17), including coronaviruses: these act by deactivating the protective lipid coating that enveloped viruses like SARS-CoV-2 rely on. Quaternary ammonium compounds are widely recommended to kill viruses and there are over 350 products on EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (Supplementary Material. The disinfectant concentrations and contact times (associated with multiple viruses) for many of the disinfecting chemicals on the EPA list have been reported and > 140 can deactivate the virus in just a few minutes (18).

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7 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 

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