Still, Fauci noted, the nation is approaching a “very important part of the year” for kids: Halloween.
Getting vaccinated adds an extra layer of protection “to yourself and your children and your family and your community,” Fauci said: “It’s a good time to reflect on why [getting vaccinated] is important.”
With the downward trends, and with upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Fauci cautioned not to “just throw your hands up and say it’s all over.”
Fauci said vaccine mandates remain on the table for air travel, but he doesn’t see any immediate implementation.
“It’s always discussable. We always wind up discussing it,” he said. But he added, “Right now, I don’t see that immediately.”
“I don’t want to say support or not,” Fauci said. “I think it’s a decision that’s made by input from a number of parts of the government, including public health.”