Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he would not tell Americans still need to wear masks in 2022 – even as the country returns to a certain degree of “normalcy”.
Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether masks would be necessary next year, The neighbor replied, “I think it is possible that this is the case and again, it really depends on what you mean by normality.”
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said he does not know when the country will return to an epidemic-laden life, but believes that by the end of the year we are “going to a significant degree of normality” . Beyond that terrible burden we all have over the past year. “
“As we come in the fall and winter, by the end of the year, I agree [President Joe Biden] On the whole we will get closer to the degree of normality, ”said Fauci.
“It may not be the way it was in November 2019, but it will be a lot better than what we are doing right now.”
But he said that wearing a mask will depend on how prevalent the virus is.
“It depends on the level of mobility of the virus that is in the community and it’s really important because … if you see the level coming down very low, I want it to go down to the baseline level , Which is virtually no threat – it will never be zero – but there is a minimal, minimal risk that you will be in contact with someone infected, ”said Fausi.