As an added bonus, Fauci goes on BET to gin-up a racial angle to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House pandemic task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is now suggesting that wear goggles or face shields as an added measure of protection against contracting the Wuhan coronavirus, according to a report.
“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” Fauci, 79, the top US infectious disease expert, told ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on Wednesday.
When asked if eye protection will become a formal recommendation at some point, he said, “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 said. “Theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces. So if you have goggles or an eye shield you should use it.”
He added that while goggles and eye or face shields are “not universally recommended” at this time, “if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can.”
I do not think Americans will follow this “suggestion.” The guidelines were supposed to be in place long enough to flatten-the-curve, not until the virus disappeared. Americans are already chafing at mask-mandates, and social media responses suggest that the “suggestion” is more proof that Fauci’s goal to continue generating pandemic panic.
Goggles for thee, but not for me. pic.twitter.com/wy8Kqz2TYH
— Dorothy Zbornak Miracle Worker (@IredeemableDreg) July 30, 2020
I'm not taking any chances. Getting a full faced motorcycle helmet for the remainder of this pandemic, which I understand is due to disappear after Nov. 3.
— Give Me a Break (@DatHoos) July 30, 2020
But Fauci wasn’t done stirring up more unease. He went onto BET to push the social justice agenda as to why African Americans are at higher risk for significant health effects after infection with the coronavirus.
It’s what I call a double whammy against the minority, but particularly the African American and Latinx community. You don’t like to generalize, but as a demographic group, the African American community is more likely to be in a job that does not allow them to stay at home and do teleworking most of the time, they’re in essential jobs. I mean, obviously, there are a lot of African Americans who are not, that could just as easily do that.
As a bonus, there was a discussion of comparing the testing of the COVID-19 vaccine with the Tuskegee Experiment, which is sure to promote all sorts of racial healing.
We have a history that has gotten much much better. But it is a bad news history with the Tuskegee Experiment.
Too bad there was no mention of Vitamin D deficiency, which is known to be a problem among minority communities. Distribution of supplements might go much farther, quelling the COVID-19 crisis that social justice whining and goggles.
Looking at these reports, I think it is wise to heed the words of Peter Navarro, an assistant to the president and the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.
…[W]hen Fauci was telling the White House Coronavirus Task Force that there was only anecdotal evidence in support of hydroxychloroquine to fight the virus, I confronted him with scientific studies providing evidence of safety and efficacy. A recent Detroit hospital study showed a 50% reduction in the mortality rate when the medicine is used in early treatment.
Now Fauci says a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening. The lower the mortality rate, the faster and more we can open.
So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is: only with skepticism and caution.
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