Fauci: Families vaccinated against COVID can enjoy holidays maskless

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Sunday that families who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 “absolutely” do not need to wear masks when gathering for the holidays.

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what is he saying: “That’s what I’m going to do with my family,” Fauci told CNN’s Dana Basho When he asked them if it was possible for fully vaccinated families to gather for Christmas without wearing face masks.

Running news: Fauci noted during a “State of the Union” interview that now that children ages 5 to 11 can be vaccinated against the coronavirus, they “should be fully vaccinated by the time of the Christmas holidays.”

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yes but: Fauci warned that people should wear masks when in indoor places where the vaccination status of others is not known, such as inside grocery stores.

Bottom-line: “If you’re getting together, get tested. But it’s not a substitute for vaccination,” Fauci said.

  • “Get vaccinated, and you can enjoy the holidays very easily. And if you’re not, please be careful.”
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