According to the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, the United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of rising COVID-19 infections caused by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta form. As a result, the government’s top public health authorities are “actively considering” advising that the vaccinated wear masks, he added. According to Fauci, booster shots may also be recommended for patients who have been vaccinated but have had their immune systems reduced.
President Joe Biden’s principal medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he had participated in changing the mask rules. He pointed out that certain local authorities, such as Los Angeles County, where infection rates are rising, require people to wear masks in indoor public venues, regardless of vaccination status.
According to Fauci, government experts are evaluating preliminary data to determine whether vaccinated people need to get booster injections. He said those who are most vulnerable, such as organ transplant and cancer patients, are “likely” to be advised to get booster shots. He also commended Republicans such as Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and House Minority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana to encourage their voters to be vaccinated. Their states have some of the country’s lowest vaccination rates.