Todd Starnes, the best-selling author and host of the “Todd Starnes Show,” predicted Thursday that it will not be long before the government tells U.S. citizens to wear “full head coverings” in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“I believe there’s a name for that – burkas,” Starnes said. “Anyone who refuses to wear the face burka will be accused of being anti-science.”
Starnes was referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent suggestion that Americans begin to wear goggles or even entire face shields in order to protect all “mucosal surfaces” of the body.
“You have mucosa in the nose, mucosa in the mouth, but you also have mucosa in the eye,” the country’s top disease doctor told ABC News. “Theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces. So if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it.”
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One of the top criticism for Fauci and other health officials is that their guidelines appear to contradict themselves.
If wearing a mask is an effective action to take in preventing the spread of COVID-19, then why is it still essential to social distance and close down non-essential businesses? There have been a troubling amount of inconsistencies since the onset of the pandemic and there is a growing sense in the country that health officials are basing these guidelines arbitrarily. Critics have said these demands are an infringement on constitutional rights and a troubling overreach under the guise of science.
Reports have indicated that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has already been recommending various eye coverings to prevent transmission. Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus expert, told Fox News on Thursday that wearing these coverings are beneficial.
“The mask protects others, to block those droplets and block that contamination that happens when you speak or sing or talk or even breathe,” she said. “The thing about the face shields — we think that could protect the individuals and that it would decrease the ability for them to touch their eyes and spread the virus as well as those droplets coming towards them. So there are two different technologies for two different reasons.”