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WATCH: Anthony Fauci Says Vaccine Mandate for Domestic Air Travel ‘Would Be Welcome’

Doctor Anthony Fauci discussed the growing movement by some lawmakers to mandate COVID vaccines for domestic air travel over the weekend, saying anything that would increase injection rates “would be welcome.”

“There is no vaccine requirement for domestic air travel in the United States. The President said his team has said it’s not necessary at this point. Do you agree with that?” asked ABC News anchor Jonathan Karl.

“Well, it depends on what you want to use it for. I mean, vaccine requirements for people coming in from other countries is to prevent newly infected people from getting into the country,” said Fauci.

“A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated. Namely, you can’t get on a plane unless you’re vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be,” he added. “Anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome.”

Watch Fauci’s comments above.

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