[Ed. – Just what the country needs: a permanent ‘mask season.’]
Dr. Anthony Fauci floated the possibility Sunday that mask-wearing may become a “seasonal” practice in the U.S., even long after the coronavirus pandemic has ended.
President Joe Biden’s administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been slow to update masking guidelines in the wake of mass vaccinations. Biden and his top officials still often wear masks to outdoor events where everyone is vaccinated, despite recently-updated CDC guidance saying it is not necessary.
Fauci argued that mask-wearing due to COVID-19 had a positive impact on the 2020 flu season.
“We’ve had practically a non-existent flu season this year merely because people were doing the kinds of public health things that were directed predominantly against COVID-19,” Fauci told NBC News on Sunday.