Fauci says public health has ‘hit a wall’ and now is the time when ‘mandates come in’
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases says now is the time for COVID vaccine mandates. He appeared on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday to call for more mandates. Monday was the first live recording for the show since the pandemic began. Yet, Fauci phoned in for the interview.
“This is a public health issue, and, as you said very appropriately a moment ago, the common enemy is the virus,” Fauic told host Trevor Noah. “There shouldn’t be the divisiveness that we’re seeing.”
As a result of the “divisiveness,” Fauci says the solution is mandating that everyone get vaccinated. “We’re trying to convince people but you’re reaching a certain point that you almost hit a wall that you’re not going to get to a certain group of people. That’s where mandates come in,” Fauci said. “No one likes to mandate people to do things they may not want to do, but sometimes for the greater good of society, you have to do that. You know, same thing like seat belts and things like that. You have to do it.”
Meanwhile, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday that over 209 million Americans have received at least one does of the vaccine. Now 53,9% of them are fully vaccinated.
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