Fauci made the comments while on ABC’s This Week on Sunday and was responding to a question from Jonathan Karl on a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel.
“We want to make sure people keep their masks on. I think the idea of taking masks off, in my mind, is really not something we should even be considering,” Fauci said.
“And of course, the airline CEOs were suggesting that — you know, that we may not — may no longer need a mask. I hear you loud and clearly, you disagree with that on an — on the airplane,” Karl responded.