Fauci Says Wearing Eye Goggles a Must, Hydroxychloroquine Gets Banned

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Dr. Fauci Warns that Wearing Eye Goggles or Shields is a Must; and Hydroxychloroquine Sales Banned by Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

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Dr. Fauci Warns that Wearing Eye Goggles or Shields is a Must

On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that Americans should consider wearing a face shield or eye goggles. As a result, he said this could help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” said the nation’s top infectious disease expert. During an interview with ABC News, he was asked if we might get to a point where eye protection is recommended.

“It might, if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces,” replied Fauci. “You have mucosa in the nose, mucosa in the mouth. But, you also have mucosa in the eye. Theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces. So, if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it.”

However, he added that doing so is “not universally recommended at this time. But, if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can.”

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Hydroxychloroquine Sales Banned by Ohio Board of Pharmacy

When you go to a pharmacy, you might seek out answers like how to avoid the worst lotions for dry skin, but now there are far bigger concerns. Beginning July 30, a rule will go into effect that bans the dispensing of hydroxychloroquine.

The rule, put in place by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, will prevent the drug from being sold as use as a coronavirus treatment. However, this doesn’t apply to prescriptions to treat other conditions.

As a result of scientific studies, it has been shown that hydroxychloroquine can do more harm than good when it comes to treating COVID-19. Many studies have found no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps to treat coronavirus infection.

This includes studies commissioned by the World Health Organization, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and universities around the world.

Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently revoked its brief authorization of emergency use for the drug as a treatment for COVID-19. Guidelines regarding NIH treatment also specifically recommend against the use of the drug, except in formal studies.

However, President Trump touted the disproven drug once again on Twitter. Videos that shared misinformation about the drug were taken down by Twitter and Facebook after Trump and his son shared them online.

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