Fauci says leave the vaccine mandates to local communities, ‘not federal officials’


By Jenny Goldsberry

CBS This Morning interviewed National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss the latest news on the vaccine. He stressed that the Biden administration will not force federal vaccine mandates.

“When we started with the vaccine implementation plan, there were large efforts, like auditoriums or sports arenas filled with people getting vaccinated. When you get down to now a core lesser group, you’ve got to go one on one,” Fauci said.

“And that’s really what the president was talking about, about trying to get some of these advisers, not federal officials, but community people to go out there and try and convince people why it’s so important for their own health, for that of their family and for that of the community to go out and get vaccinated.”

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