According to Anthony Fauc, goggles or a face shield would complement the protection needed by the mucous membranes.
Leading U.S. infectious disease expert and key member of the White House Corona Task Force Anthony Fauci said Wednesday ABC Newsin interview that Americans should consider wearing goggles or a face shield to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
– If you own goggles, you should wear them, Fauci said.
He did not rule out the possibility that the authorities would still end up giving the citizens a formal recommendation on the use of goggles. According to Fauc, goggles would complement the protection of mucous membranes.
– There is mucous membrane in the nose and mouth, but it is also in the eyes. In theory, all mucosal surfaces should be protected. So if you own goggles, you should wear them, Fauci said.
The use of masks has already been recommended. In the interview, Fauci recalled that making a face mask yourself is easy.
To date, more than 4.5 million confirmed coronavirus infections have been identified in the United States. The covid-19 disease caused by the virus has claimed the lives of more than 150,000 Americans.