Fauci Suggests A Vaccine Mandate For Domestic Travel To Promote Vaccination Rates

Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that a vaccination mandate for domestic airplane travel be implemented to get more Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines. President Joe Biden indicated last week that his administration does not feel such a mandate is essential at this time. If it compels more people to be vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’d favor a vaccination requirement for domestic air travelers.

In an interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the US Department of Health and Human Services Division of Infectious Diseases, stated that “requiring vaccination for boarding an aircraft is merely another step of encouraging people to have a mechanism that would drive them to get vaccinated. Anything that would increase their immunization would be okay.”

Moreover, Fauci told the New York Times that he changed his forecast for the COVID-19 herd immunity threshold multiple times to urge more Americans to be vaccinated. It wasn’t the first time he’d argued for coercive methods to boost immunization rates.

They don’t want to get complacent, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, when it comes to the likelihood of an Omicron variety of Clostridium Difficile, which is more infectious but less severe. He emphasized that the risk of such a large number of new infections might outweigh any meaningful reduction in severity. He added that it might balance the significant effect of having less severity when they have so many more individuals.

Therefore they have to be careful not to become comfortable about it, says Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It might still contribute to a lot of hospitalizations in the United States. So, even if the information from many nations is encouraging, it appears that there is a minor degree of severity, he said.