Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could soon start relaxing COVID-related restrictions for fully vaccinated people ‘soon.’
Fauci did not detail exactly when this would occur or what restrictions would be lifted.
But he did tell CNN that the agency wants ‘to make sure they sit down, talk about it, look at the data and then come out with a recommendation based on the science.’
So far, the only recommendations issued by the CDC is that a fully vaccinated person does not have to quarantine – 10 days without a test or seven days with a test – if they come into contact with an infected person.
But he believes more recommendations are on the horizon.
‘I believe you’re going to be hearing more of the recommendations of how you can relax the stringency of some of the things, particularly when you’re dealing with something like your own personal family when people have been vaccinated,’ Fauci told CNN.
‘I agree, they’re questions that we need to answer pretty soon because more and more people are going to be vaccinated, every single day there’ll be more and more people and they’re going to be asking that question…