Anthony Fauci advises CNN town hall to wear a mask indoors even if fully vaccinated and boosted

While virtually participating in the town hall focused on the pandemic, Fauci told the audience, in contrast to CDC mask guidance, to wear a mask while congregating with people indoors if they are unsure of everyone else’s vaccination status. 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a virtual CNN town hall on December 2, 2021. (Screenshot/CNN)

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a virtual CNN town hall on December 2, 2021. (Screenshot/CNN) (Screenshot/CNN)

“Everyone’s been talking about what to do if you’re unvaccinated or without a booster, but what should someone who has all three shots do to protect themselves against the omicron variant?” a member of the virtual audience asked Fauci.

“Yeah, good question. We’re asking people to go get booster shots and the question that was just asked is very relevant. What you do is exactly what we were saying, and that is to be prudent and careful,” Fauci said. 

“And one of the things that’s very clear is that if you have to be in an indoor congregate setting in which you’re unsure of what the vaccination status is of the people around you, wear a mask,” he said. 

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FILE PHOTO: A child wears a face mask on the first day of New York City schools, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A child wears a face mask on the first day of New York City schools, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

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