Since most of us are about a year into this pandemic by now, the measures that we've taken to protect ourselves and each other have become fairly routine at this point.
I've been lucky enough to be able to stay home for most of this but when I do go out, the biggest change has involved adding a face mask to the list of things I don't want to leave home without like my keys, wallet, and phone.
But those who have been to a restaurant since all of this has began have likely found themselves in an odd catch-22. You need to wear a mask to get in but it's not like you can really eat or drink anything while wearing one.
That conundrum hasn't escaped some scientists' notice either and it's why they've developed a covering that at least offers some protection during the most vulnerable part of this experience.