Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House medical adviser for the novel coronavirus, recently told Yahoo! News what he will and won’t do when it comes to navigating the world after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
What to do with COVID-19 vaccine
Fauci told Yahoo News that he and his neighbors will now spend time indoors for gatherings. They used to be outside with masks. But the vaccine changed things.
- “We feel very comfortable in the house with no masks, and we can have physical contact and things like that,” he said.
However, Fauci said he won’t eat indoors at a restaurant. And he said he won’t go to a movie theater.
- “I don’t think I would — even if I’m vaccinated — go into an indoor, crowded place where people are not wearing masks,” Fauci said.
Fauci told Yahoo News that he won’t travel, either.
- “I don’t really see myself going on any fun trips for a while,” he said.
Disturbing rise of COVID-19 cases
Fauci recently told told CNN that COVID-19 case numbers have reached a “disturbingly high level.” As I wrote for the Deseret News, he said the U.S. could be headed for another surge if more people don’t get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
- “It’s almost a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge that seems to want to increase,” Fauci said.
- “Hang in there a bit longer,” he said. “Now is not the time, as I’ve said so many times, to declare victory prematurely.”