President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed for more vaccine mandates at a local level on Sunday after railing against GOP speculation pertaining to the doses.
“I have been of this opinion, and I remain of that opinion that I do believe at the local level, Jake, there should be more mandates,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s State of the Union. “There really should be. We’re talking about [a] life-and-death situation. We’ve lost 600,000 Americans already, and we’re still losing more people.”
The health authority claimed that because the coronavirus inoculations have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, requirements have yet to become mainstream, saying an FDA go-ahead would spur “a lot more mandates” locally.
One day after Dr. Anthony Fauci called for vaccine mandates on the local level, the White House is stating that it will support municipalities who choose to enact them.
During Monday’s White House press briefing, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy confronted press secretary Jen Psaki on Fauci’s remarks — which were made Sunday on CNN.
“Does President [Joe] Biden agree with Dr. Fauci that at the local level there should be more vaccine mandates?” Doocy asked.
Psaki replied that she did not have a specific context. Doocy interjected to provide Fauci’s full quote.”
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