Fauci Comes Out in Favor of Vaccine Mandate for Air Travel but Not Everyone is On Board

By Kurt Stolz on 15 September 2021
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said he would support a Covid vaccine mandate for air travel.

Speaking on MSNBC, he said that testing requirements and vaccine mandates for travel are under consideration but not yet decided, a sentiment confirmed by White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients, who said that the Biden administration is “not taking any measures off the table.”

“I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people that you should be vaccinated,” he told theSkimm, a podcast that targets millennial women, in an interview.

The travel industry fired back, saying vaccine mandates won’t make air travel safer.

The U.S. Travel Association, a D.C.-based travel advocacy non-profit, said that studies have shown that, provided masks are worn, air travel is safe.

“U.S. Travel has long maintained that there should be no mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travel, said Tori Emerson Barnes, the organization’s executive vice president of public affairs and policy.”

“Such a policy would have an unfair, negative impact on families with young children who are not yet eligible to get the vaccine,” she added.

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