Fauci: ‘I Would Support’ Vaccine Mandates for Airline Travel and Schools

Megan Williams | September 13, 2021 | 4:42pm EDT
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Dr. Anthony Fauci.  (Getty Images)
Dr. Anthony Fauci. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said he supports COVID vaccine mandates for airline travel and public schools.

“I would support that, if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people, you should be vaccinated,” Fauci said in a video tweeted by The Skimm on Sept. 12.

Addressing concerns about requiring children to be COVID-vaccinated, Fauci reminded parents that vaccines have been mandated in schools for decades.

“I don’t know what school you went to, but the school that I went to, you had to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, polio. Otherwise, you couldn’t go to school,” Fauci said. “So it is not something new.”

Fauci asserted that if the overwhelming majority of Americans get vaccinated, then the United States will reach herd immunity as soon as that happens.

“If we do it in the next six months, then it will happen in the next six months,” Fauci said. “If we do it in the next two months, it will happen in the next two months.”

Fauci reminded Americans that “the solution we have on our hands is vaccines.”

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