Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser on the coronavirus, recently told CNN there would be some more changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus guidelines.
- Fauci said he’s watching the seven-day average of COVID-19 case numbers drop. He said it was once 60,000 per day and it dropped to 30,000 to 40,000 per day.
- “I’ll guarantee you ... that as the level of infection gets down, and we can get it down more and more by continuing this successful vaccine effort, you will see more liberal guidelines,” Fauci said, teasing another round of changes to the CDC’s guidelines.
CDC unveils new guidelines
The CDC said Tuesday that fully vaccinated people can attend small outdoor hangouts with their friends without wearing a mask or eat at an outdoor restaurant, as I wrote for the Deseret News. And people can walk around outside without masks as long as they avoid large gatherings.
Fauci explains CDC’s decision
- “As the case numbers come down, they’re going to be pulling back on some of the restrictions.”
He said the CDC likes to take its time with these decisions to make sure people are staying safe.
- “There’s always that argument that the CDC tends to be a bit conservative,” he said. “They do that because they want to make sure they get it completely right.”