Fauci Urges Americans to ‘Put Aside’ Concerns About Personal Liberty and Freedom


Dr. Anthony Fauci downplayed personal liberty Sunday in another plea for Americans to do as he says. Fauci, during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said vaccinations alone will not address the threat of the fast-spreading delta variant of the coronavirus. “[W]e are going to have to continue to get people vaccinated so that right now, even in states in which you have a good relative proportion of people vaccinated, you have to get the overwhelming proportion of people vaccinated,” he said, according to CBS News. “But you also have to do mitigation. And that gets to the controversial issue of mask-wearing and the mandating of things.” Fauci spoke of the potential need for “mandating of vaccines, for example, for teachers and people in the personnel in the school, but also in situations as uncomfortable as we know and controversial as we know it is with regard to masks wearing, particularly in the situation in schools, we’ve just got to realize that we’re dealing with a public health crisis. We’ve got to do mitigation, put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus,” he said.

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