Fauci to testify on Capitol Hill as coronavirus surge drives new fears

Fauci to testify on Capitol Hill as coronavirus surge drives new fears

Fauci told ABC News that people have mucosa not just in the nose and mouth, but also in the eyes, so those seeking "perfect protection" should use a physical barrier that also protects the eyes.

'Theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces, so if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it, ' the United States' top infectious disease expert said.

Apart from protecting from airborne particles, goggles and face shields can prevent users from touching their eyes and introducing the virus to the mucosa there.

The doctor's comments come as a national debate about how best to deal with the virus, which has claimed 150,000 USA lives, as it continues to rage.

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Fauci also discussed when people should get tested for COVID-19 if they believe they've been exposed to the virus, since there are no official guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Institutes of Health on when to get tested.

Fauci said his suggestion might become an official recommendation for the public at some point, much how like masks became an official recommendation in April.

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The option of wearing a face mask has already proved to be a contentious topic for many Americans, with many viral videos surfacing of arguments between citizens over the coverings.

Fauci's comments received a number of witty responses on social media.

Fauci said that he and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coordinator on the coronavirus task force, warned those states' governors during a private call on Tuesday.

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Anthony Fauci, the US' top infectious diseases expert, has warned that the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and IN need to get the COVID-19 spread under control or risk watching their transmission rates get out of control. But to say that Fauci was sounding the alarm about pandemics in general, Sadeghi explains, is absolutely correct.

The doctor said he gets up at 5am every morning, grabs juice or eggs and will then drink two "very strong" double espressos.

"Sleep is the one thing that's really suffered in all this", he said.

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