Fauci says he’d support requiring all US flight passengers to get vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says he would support a vaccine mandate for air travel within the United States.

“I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people then you should be vaccinated,” he said in an podcast interview with The Skimm, which is set to air later this week.

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