Remember when the US government and top health officials told Americans to get vaccines so life can return to normal?
Think again. On Sunday, NIAID director Anthony Fauci admitted to CNN’s “State of the Union” that health officials may revise mask guidelines for those who are vaccinated, telling host Jake Tapper that bringing back mask mandates for vaccinated folks is “under active consideration…”
“If you look at the inflection of the curve of new cases and, as you said in the run-in to this interview, it is among the unvaccinated. And since we have 50% of the country that not fully vaccinated, that’s a problem,” said Fauci,director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adding “The CDC agrees with that ability and discretion capability to say, you know, you’re in a situation where we’re having a lot of dynamics of infection.”
“Even if you are vaccinated, you should wear a mask. That’s a local decision that’s not incompatible with the CDC’s overall recommendations that give a lot of discretion to the locals,” he said.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County just reinstated its mask mandate because of the emerging Delta variant.
Fauci also said booster shots could be introduced as a way to prevent virus transmission. Read more…