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Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher, MD

The Cell study published by co-author Richard Boucher, MD, was featured on FOX News, recognizing that wearing a face mask below the nose, may allow coronavirus the opportunity to enter the body.

“Unfortunately, SARS-CoV-2 has learned how to evade normal nasal host defense mechanisms and uses this receptor to infect the nasal lining cells,” Boucher told Fox News. “Nasal cells, unfortunately again, are endowed with the ability to produce literally millions of viruses when infected.”

Boucher is the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine and director of the Marsico Lung Institute.

Read the article here.