According to a report, this week the country’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci said wearing a goggles or eye shield in addition to a face mask would provide more complete protection from coronovirus.
“Theoretically you should protect all mucosal surfaces [eyes, nose, mouth]”So if you have dark glasses or an eye shield, you should use it,” he said in an interview with ABC News on Instagram on Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already recommend wearing a mask that publicly covers the nose and mouth but the virus can also enter through the eyes.
Fauci recommended COVID-19 goggles in addition to a face mask for those seeking “perfect protection”, but acknowledged that it was “not universally recommended.”
She said no eyewear has been recommended yet, “it is so easy for people to just make clothes masks.”
Fossey said Fauci said he encourages people to get the flu vaccine and hopes that face masks will protect people from the flu, as well as coronovirus, ABC reports.
Not everyone responded favorably to the idea of adding eyewear to the facemask on social media. According to Market Watch, some said the next step would be to stay inside a digestive suit or bubble.
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The United States is still outpacing every other country in the number of cases with more than 4.3 million deaths and more than 150,000 deaths.