Dr. Fauci thinks the U.S. should consider adding a vaccine mandate for domestic flights

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Dr. Fauci thinks the U.S. should consider adding a vaccine mandate for domestic flights

Dr. Fauci, the top infectious-disease expert in the US, recently said the US should consider a vaccination requirement for domestic flights. This suggestion comes amid a surge in Covid cases causing disruptions for airlines.

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Dr. Fauci thinks the U.S. should consider adding a vaccine mandate for domestic flights

Fauci said while there are pros and cons to such a mandate, it would be “reasonable to consider”. “That’s another incentive to get more people vaccinated,” he told MSNBC. “If you want to do that with domestic flights, I think that’s something that seriously should be considered.”

In September Fauci said he would support a vaccine mandate for US flights. Some congress members have tried to introduce legislation that would add a vaccine requirement to U.S. airways and trains to no avail.

According to FlightAware, more than a thousand flights were canceled as of midday Monday. Airlines are blaming staff shortages due to employees testing positive for Covid.

Related – CDC is now recommending face masks to be worn indoors once again

The CDC previously recommended Covid positive individuals quarantine for 10 days after a positive test. Those guidelines were recently changed to 5 days if you are asymptomatic followed by 5 days of mask wearing when you go back to work.

What do you think about requiring proof of vaccination in order to take a flight in the US?

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