Fauci says vaccinated Americans should always wear a mask

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Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that those vaccinated should always wear a mask to avoid “inadvertently” spreading the coronavirus or becoming ill themselves – although he acknowledged the risk was “very low”.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it was still possible for fully vaccinated people to contract the virus.

“What happens is you could get infected and have absolutely no symptoms, not know you are infected, and then inadvertently get into a situation with vulnerable people,” Fauci said on “Meet the NBC Press ”.

“And if you don’t have a mask, you could inadvertently infect them. Now there is a little risk in that, but it is there.

In a separate interview, Fauci said there was also a risk posed by the newer variants, some of which may be more resistant to vaccines.

“There are variants going around and although they are unusual, we are seeing groundbreaking infections,” Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union”, referring to the term for cases of fully vaccinated people. who still test positive for COVID-19. ..

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Dr Anthony Fauci warned of the risks posed by newer variants of COVID-19, which may or may not be vaccine resistant.
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“So we don’t want people to think that you don’t significantly reduce your risk. When you get vaccinated, you absolutely do. The risk is very low and people will make decisions about what they want to do, ”he added.

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