The novel coronavirus seems to be here to stay for a while longer. While experts and the general population believed that vaccines and viable treatments would help stop the pandemic, it seems that things are not going that great after all.
Another issue worth mentioning about the pandemic and the efforts to stop it is making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory.
Fauci supports mandatory Covid-19 vaccines
ABCNews notes that the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he would support mandating the Covid-19 vaccines for air travel.
“I would support that,” Dr. Fauci told The Skimm podcast on Friday. He continued and said the following:
“If you want to get on a plane and travel with other people … you should be vaccinated.”
The same online publication notes that the U.S. Travel Association responded that while they support people getting vaccinated, they have “long maintained that there should be no mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travel.”
The statement continued and said the following:
“Such a policy would have an unfair, negative impact on families with young children who are not yet eligible to get the vaccine.”
It’s also been revealed that they believe the mask mandate, which has been extended through January 2022, is enough to keep passengers safe — they are pointing to a study conducted by the Department of Defense in partnership with United Airlines.
Anthony Fauci in the news
Expert Anthony Fauci has been surrounded by all kinds of controversies since the beginning of this terrible pandemic that managed to change our lives for good.
The novel coronavirus killed what we used to call normality, and we’re now living under the sign of fear and uncertainty.
Recently, the Daily Wire online publication (which is itself surrounded by tons of controversies and accused of being far-right in its opinions) noted that the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden faces calls to answer for a shocking report.
Fauci also made headlines recently in relation to something that rapper Nicki Minaj said about the coronavirus vaccines potentially leading to impotence.
Stay tuned for more news, and make sure to remain safe – we’re now in the middle of the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.