Fauci suggests using a mask on planes after the pandemic


Top epidemiologist considers mask use an integral part of air travel

In favor of using a mask on airplanes and after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, says the leading American epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

In an interview with “This Week” show, the US government adviser in charge of coronavirus management considers it necessary use of a mask during flights.

“I think when you’re dealing with one indoors, even if the ventilation is good, we have to take this extra step “, pointed out the American scientist.

Fauci’s proposal for use of passenger mask on airplanes, comes at a time when top government health officials are sounding the alarm about highly contagious Omicron variant rapidly spreading in the US.

Meanwhile, as many make suitcases to travel for the holidays, the health officials warn for a difficult winter, constantly encouraging the unvaccinated to make an appointment to be vaccinated.

The top epidemiologist spoke about the need to use the mask during air travel, responding to what Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said during a Senate hearing that the masks “They do not add much to passenger protection.”

But also the CEO of “American Airlines”, Doug Parker , argued that “The aircraft is the safest place one can be. This applies to all our aircraft“, He stated.

However, for Dr. Anthony Fauci, “Despite the fact that the aircraft have a good filtration system, believes that masks are a wise thing to do and should do».

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