Monday, December 27, 2021 11:49:33 UTC
Dr. Fauci said taking masks off while on an airplane is "not something we should even be considering." Airline stocks immediately react negatively, based on potential travel drops.
NOTE: This is not a political position for, or against, masks. This is a stock news report.
Federal law requires each person to wear a mask at all times while in the airport and when using public transit, during boarding and deplaning, and for the duration of the flight. Those who have received a COVID-19 vaccination are still required to wear a mask.
"A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated; namely, you can't get on a plane unless you're vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be," Fauci said.(More)