Dr. Fauci says people should wear ‘eye shields’ in addition to masks for ‘complete’ covid-19 protection

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Left-wing folk hero Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is now recommending that Americans not only wear face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus, but protective eyewear as well.

Speaking with ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on Wednesday, he talked about how every person boasts three mucosal surfaces — one in the mouth, one in the nose and another in the eyes.

So theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces. So if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it. It’s not universally recommended, but if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can,” he added.

Listen:

The remarks rubbed some the wrong way.

As it stands, a majority of Republican voters feel “the worst is behind us” as it pertains to the coronavirus, according to recent polling from the Pew Research Center, and would, therefore, like the country to begin steering toward normality again.

And so to Republicans, many of whom resent having to wear a mask and would rather just continue living their lives normally and let their immune system do its part to protect them, the notion of adding goggles to the mix is just abhorrent.

Like one critic wrote, “How long until we’re told that hazmat suits are recommended?”

See more backlash below:

The latter Twitter user raised a valid point by noting that Fauci looks at the coronavirus crisis “very one dimensionally.” In fact, he himself admitted as much.

“I’m a scientist, a physician, and a public health official. I give advice, according to the best scientific evidence,” said while testifying to the U.S. Senate in May, adding that it’s not his job to weigh other factors and write policy.

Listen:

The problem is that a large band of sycophants have come to believe his words with the same weight as the word of God. They’ve basically come to treat him the way they used to treat former special counsel Robert Mueller.

And so never mind all the studies and data showing, as an example, that the coronavirus lockdowns that Fauci supports have hurt more lives than they’ve saved, or as another example, that herd immunity is the best way out of this crisis.

The thinking is that so long as Fauci says it, it must therefore be true.

Except of course for when it’s seemingly not really …

But hey, for those interested in following every single piece of medical advice put out by the “experts,” go right ahead, because it’s your life …

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