You know, I wondered about this.
Courtesy of ABC News:
Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Wednesday that Americans should consider wearing goggles or a face shield in order to prevent spreading or catching COVID-19.
“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” the nation’s top infectious disease expert told ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton during an Instagram Live conversation on ABC News.
When asked if we’re going to get to a point where eye protection is recommended, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases responded, “It might, if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces.”
“You have mucosa in the nose, mucosa in the mouth, but you also have mucosa in the eye,” he continued. “Theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces. So if you have goggles or an eye shield you should use it.”
He noted that goggles and eye or face shields are “not universally recommended” at this time, “but if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can.”
Like I said I have been wondering if this was not the next step to blocking the spread of this virus.
And just like the masks, it starts off as being a suggestion, but then later could also be something that the government mandates.
I have to admit that while I have about three different choices for masks, I do not yet have goggles or a face shield.
But if Dr. Fauci is recommending it, then by gosh that is the next item on my shopping list.