Fauci Supports Vaccine Mandates for Air Travel

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"I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people, that you should be vaccinated," Fauci said during the clip.
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Air travelers should get a COVID-19 vaccine to fly and be around other people, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview.

The Skimm posted a clip of the interview on social media on Sunday. Fauci spoke to the news site last week for a podcast, which airs in full on Thursday.

On Monday, Fauci told The Washington Post that he's supportive of a vaccine mandate for air travel but isn't proposing it as President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser.

"It's on the table. We haven't decided yet," he told the newspaper. "But if the president said, 'You know, let's go ahead and do it,' I would be supportive of it."

Fauci noted that Biden said last week that the Transportation Security Administration would double fines for those who refuse to wear masks in airports.

"So, he hasn't taken the step of…
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