In an interview with Good Morning America Tuesday morning, Doctor Anthony Fauci admitted to having continued to wear a mask indoors for appearance sake, not based on the science surrounding the protection of the vaccine.
Responding to questions on how the new mask mandates have changes his own personal mask wearing tendencies, Fauci responded, “I’m obviously careful because I’m a physician and a healthcare provider. I am now much more comfortable in people seeing me indoors without a mask.
“Before the CDC made the recommendation change,” Fauci admitted, “I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals. But being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low, and that’s the reason why in indoor settings now, I feel comfortable about not wearing a mask because I’m fully vaccinated,” Fauci continued, speaking to the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.