Norway’s FHI is looking for people who are willing to participate in its corona glasses study

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The FHI wants to find out if the use of glasses can protect against corona. They are now looking for people who want to take part in a scientific study.

Viruses can enter the body through the eyes, so it is not inconceivable that glasses and sunglasses can protect against corona and other respiratory viruses. But it may also be the cases that glasses do not offer protection, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) writes on its website. 

It is now searching for people who want to take part in a scientific study to find out if glasses protect against the coronavirus.

You must be over 18 years old to participate in the study and willing to wear glasses outside, among people for 14 days, among other criteria. The study lasts for two weeks.

Potential benefits

Although the Norwegian authorities believe the country may soon be on its way out of the pandemic, the FHI thinks that the study can still be of great benefit, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes. The leader of the Norwegian study, Atle Fretheim at the FHI, believes the study can be useful also in the future.

“New pandemics with respiratory viruses may appear, and when that happens, we must rely on experience and research from previous pandemics. If glasses prove to have an effect, it will be an easy measure to introduce quickly, and at no particular cost to anyone,” Fretheim said.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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