The coronavirus pandemic isn’t over yet, but Thursday’s updated guidance for fully vaccinated people is a major step in the right direction, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, in most circumstances.
The US is now one step closer to a return to normal life, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“Being able to go around without a mask, indoors as well as outdoors, is really a big step in that direction,” he said. “I wouldn't want to declare victory prematurely, but I'm saying this is clearly a step in the direction that we want to go.”