Can You Get Coronavirus Through the Eyes?

In a story for Elemental, writer and neurobiology postgrad Shin Jie Yong details what the latest science says about Covid-19 and the eyes, including what the research says about Covid-19 eye transmission. Here’s an excerpt:

“There are…anecdotal reports of Covid-19 transmission via the eyes — specifically of health care workers who wore masks and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) but no eye protection and somehow contracted Covid-19 and conjunctivitis.

But the verdict as to transmission via the eyes remains unclear…

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