Face shields (transparent) would be a good way of getting around it.
Dehumanisation is the goal. Dehumanisation precedes depopulation.
Remember, China always had a thing for masks. Lowers whatever social trust is left in white societies.
It also reduces cognitive dissonance to refuse a vaccine. Coercion can be rationalised by the weak-minded, like the illusion of control, power over death by hand-washing succeeded.