Human nature may make those who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 reluctant to follow the new mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.
The CDC announced last week that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, in most circumstances.
“We already know through human nature that when you say, ‘You don't have to wear a mask if you're vaccinated,’ people who are not vaccinated are going to be reluctant to walk around with a mask, because that means, ‘I'm not vaccinated,’” Fauci told reporters at an event hosted by Italian Ambassador to the US, Armando Varricchio.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, emphasized that the solution is for everyone to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Fauci, who is of Italian descent, was awarded Italy’s Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana — Knight Grand Cross of Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.