Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House medical adviser on the novel coronavirus, recently suggested that fully vaccinated people may want to wear face masks indoors again as a precaution against the highly-transmissible delta variant.
- “If you want to go the extra mile of safety even though you’re vaccinated when you’re indoors, particularly in crowded places, you might want to consider wearing a mask,” Fauci told CNBC.
Fauci, like other experts have done, said fully vaccinated people may want to consider masks in high-risk areas.
- “It’s suggested that you wear a mask when you are indoors in a situation where you have a level of dynamics of virus in the community that’s high,” Fauci said.
Will mask mandates return?
Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams told WISH-TV that mask mandates may be needed to keep people safe.
- “We need to prepare the public for what could be, again, a return to some of these mitigation measures,” he said.
- “The best protection everybody has is masks,” she said.