People who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should expect some new CDC guidelines “pretty soon,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.
With more and more people getting the vaccine, the White House chief medical advisor told CNN that we should expect less stringent guidance to come soon. These new changes should “relax the stringency of the recommendations,” particularly for people in the same family who have already received two doses of the vaccine.
When asked whether fully vaccinated people should be allowed to get together with their family indoors, Fauci replied that he would personally be comfortable with that idea. “If I’m fully vaccinated, and my daughter comes in the house and she’s fully vaccinated, do we really need to have the stringent public health measure that we would if it was a stranger who was not vaccinated?”
Dr Fauci said that it was “common sense” that “you don’t have to be as stringent in your public health measures” once vaccines are taken into account. However, the CDC wants to “sit down, talk about it, look at the data and then come out with a recommendation based on the science,” Fauci told CNN.
On Monday, Fauci recommended that fully inoculated individuals should not dine indoors or go to the theater yet. As of Feb 11, the CDC has said that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 don’t have to follow quarantine rules.