Fauci: Mask 'recommendation' possible under 'certain circumstances'

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  • Source: TheBlaze
  • 09/12/2023

Anthony Fauci said in a recent interview on ABC that he could see the possibility of federal mask recommendations returning due to an "uptick" in COVID-19 cases. However, he does not predict federal mask mandates will return and said he would be "extremely surprised" if one was implemented.

Former White House chief medical adviser Fauci spoke to host Jon Karl on "ABC This Week." Karl asked Fauci whether he thought CDC guidelines should be revamped to adjust masking recommendations, after airing a clip in which President Biden said he technically should be wearing a mask.

"They keep telling me because this has to be 10 days or something I got to keep wearing [a mask], but don't tell them I didn't have it on when I walked in," Biden joked in the video.

"Under current CDC guidelines he should be wearing a mask indoors, because, obviously, close contact with the first lady. Is it time for those guidelines to be revamped? Are they out of date?" Karl asked.

Dr. Anthony Fauci by Fogarty International Center is licensed under flickr U.S. Government Works
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