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Unvaccinated kids still need to wear masks, especially indoors: Fauci

Added 05-14-21 11:18:02am EST - “Fauci added studies show that "children of any age" could be inoculated as soon as the end of the year.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Unvaccinated kids still need to wear masks, especially indoors: Fauci”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Unvaccinated children still need to wear masks when playing with friends, especially while indoors, Dr. Anthony Fauci insisted Friday.

The recommendation from the country’s top infectious disease expert came just hours after the CDC eased its mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans, saying they can stop wearing masks and practicing social distancing in most settings.

But Fauci said in his first interview following Thursday’s announcement that youngsters should continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask to protect themselves against COVID-19.

“The children do when they’re out there playing with their friends, particularly in an indoor situation, they do,” Fauci told CNN Thursday.

Fauci noted that children ages 12 through 15 are now eligible to get vaccinated with Pfizer’s shot and added studies show that “children of any age” could be inoculated as soon as the end of the year.

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