It's all about the mucosal surfaces.
"Theoretically you should protect all of the mucosal surfaces [eyes, nose, mouth], so if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it", he said in an interview with ABC News on Instagram Wednesday.
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.
These recommendations say that if you are at a specific amount, wait right until you have a period of time in excess of 14 times exactly where it comes down, Fauci stated, then carry on to shift by way of the phases, the moment the previous one has been productively achieved.
The doctor's comments come as a national debate about how best to deal with the virus, which has claimed 150,000 US lives, as it continues to rage.
Meanwhile, others saw Fauci's talking points as another concerning sign that America is not able to gain control of the virus, which has seen an uptick in cases over recent weeks.
Currently, the United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and over 150,000 deaths. Fauci told ABC News the states are seeing an increase in the rate of positive tests and if they don't lower the transmission rates, they could see an outbreak similar to what many southern states are experiencing. He and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus task force coordinator, addressed these states in a call with governors Tuesday.
"Obviously, the southern states that really experienced a significant surge", Fauci mentioned, naming Florida, Texas, Arizona and California.
He gets up at 5 a.m. every morning, grabs juice or eggs and will drink two "very strong" double espressos as he tackles his email.
During the day, he will also try to squeeze in a run and will work "well into the night".
He also joked about his baseball card, featuring his opening pitch last week, which is breaking sales records: "It's a combination of humbling and really embarrassing".