Dr. Fauci said that those who have received their second vaccine shot should still practice safety protocols regarding the coronavirus, according to Fox News.
“I still do not do dining indoors and I still do takeout.”
“I want to continue to support the restaurants in my neighborhood that I would normally go to.”
“If you combine getting most of the people in the country vaccinated with getting the level of virus in the community very, very low, then I believe you are going to be able to say you know for the most part we don’t necessarily have to wear masks.”
“When it goes way down, and the overwhelming majority of the people in the population are vaccinated, then I would feel comfortable in saying you know we need to pull back on the masks, we don’t need to have masks.”
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Data is still out on how transmissible the virus is from someone who has been vaccinated, he said. Two Israel studies into the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine suggests that the vaccine greatly reduces virus transmission.
Fauci said in an interview on Sunday that it is “possible” Americans may still need to wear face masks in 2022, even as the country could approach a certain “degree of normality.”