Fauci On Domestic Air Travel: “Anything That Could Get People More Vaccinated Would Be Welcome”

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During a Sunday airing on ABC’s This Week, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccination requirement for domestic air travel “would be welcome”.

“There is no vaccine requirement for domestic air travel in the United States, and when the president was asked, should there be one, he said that his team has said it’s not necessary at this point. Do you agree with that — that there shouldn’t be a vaccine requirement for domestic air travel?” host Jonathan Karl asked Fauci.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel:

“Well, it depends on what you want to use it for. I mean, vaccine requirements for people coming in from other countries is to prevent newly infected people from getting into the country. A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated,” Dr. Fauci said.

“Namely, you can’t get on a plane unless you’re vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be. So I mean, anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome,” he said.

Fauci added, “But with regard to the spread of virus in the country, I mean, I think if you look at wearing a mask and the filtration on planes, things are reasonably safe. We want to make sure people keep their masks on. I think the idea of taking masks off in my mind is really not something we should even be considering. That’s what we meant by it depends on what the goal of getting people vaccinated before they get on a domestic flight. Continued Below

Jonathan Karl also noted on Sunday that Joe Biden “came into office vowing to get the pandemic under control. Now, he is outlining yet another strategy.”

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