A top health official says there are "active conversations" to make everyone put the masks back on as the nation "moves in the wrong direction" with COVID.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, believes the nation is going in the wrong direction in terms of COVID and confirmed he's part of an active conversation about recommending that everyone wear masks again.
"It is really a pandemic among the unvaccinated. (The U.S. is) going in the wrong direction," Fauci told CNN. We have 50% of the country not fully vaccinated, that's a problem. This is an issue predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we're out there, practically pleading with the unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated."
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Fauci blames the highly transmissible Delta variant and the unvaccinated. About 50 percent of the country isn't fully vaccinated. 30 states have not reached 50 percent, according to the CDC. The CDC also reports the daily average of people becoming fully vaccinated is at its lowest rate since when vaccines became available.
Fauci also confirmed there is "active consideration" with the CDC and other top health officials to revise mask guidance and make all Americans, even those who are fully vaccinated, wear masks indoors again.
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