Fauci: Wear Goggles Or Eye Shields To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19; Regrets It

Doctor Anthony Fauci is now advocating wearing “googles or eye shields” to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Well, one Yale epidemiologist blasted Fauci for “running a misinformation campaign.” Don’t miss this.

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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 infectious disease expert said 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.”

This is just the latest from Fauci who is being blasted by a number of doctors and infectious disease experts who believe he is running a “misinformation campaign” especially when it comes to the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

“Dr. Harvey Risch, a noted Yale epidemiologist, has accused White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a ‘misinformation campaign’ against the drug hydroxychloroquine, claiming the medication has shown consistently encouraging results in treating COVID-19 when used properly,” Just The News reports.

On Tuesday during an interview on “Good Morning America,” Fauci further downplayed the drug’s purported benefit, claiming that “the overwhelming prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in [treating] coronavirus disease.”

“Risch, however, is sharply criticizing Fauci’s approach to evaluating the drug’s effectiveness, arguing that repeated trials and tests have shown that it is markedly effective at treating COVID-19 so long as it is administered properly,” Just The News adds.

Last week in a Newsweek op-ed, he called HCQ “the key to defeating COVID-19,” claiming its use — particularly when administered with one of two antibiotics and the nutritional supplement zinc — has been “shown to be highly effective” in treating high-risk coronavirus patients.

Fauci “has been maintaining a studious position that only randomized controlled trial evidence has any value,” Dr. Risch said, “and everything else he calls anecdotal.”

Risch argued that, while hydroxychloroquine is not a universally effective treatment, it has shown marked and repeated success when used in appropriate cases and at appropriate points of disease progression.

The crucial issues are (a) early treatment of (b) high-risk (c) outpatients with (d) HCQ plus zinc, [azithromycin], doxycycline etc. for (e) hospitalization or mortality outcomes,” Risch said. “Dr. Fauci, in citing all of the studies without qualification, smeared all over points (a)-(e).”

Risch said opponents of HCQ have been arguing that the drug “doesn’t work on patients near death on ventilators and therefore we can’t use it on healthier patients in outpatient settings.”

The Detriot News reported on July 2: “A Henry Ford Health System study shows the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps lower the death rate of COVID-19 patients, the Detroit-based health system said Thursday.”

“Nobody’s gonna make money on hydroxychloroquine. That is why, ladies and gentlemen, it is opposed,” said radio host Rush Limbaugh. 

As far as masks and goggles, the Dutch government on Wednesday advised the public that there will be no mask mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, stating that their effectiveness remains unproven.

“Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks,” the Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark said.

The Netherlands refrained from total lockdown, much like Sweden. Shops have remained open and families cycle along in the sunny summer weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an “intelligent lockdown” to meet the coronavirus threat.

With a population of 17 million, the Netherlands has total COVID deaths at 6, 147 as of this writing. Florida, with a population of 21 million, has 6, 332 deaths despite much of the Democrat-run cities’ draconian lockdown policies.

You might say Americans are being gaslighted, and if this was not an election year, we would have been out of lockdown a long time ago. The Democrats know the longer they can make the American people suffer, the better are their chances to win in November.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.