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Flip-Flop Fauci strikes again, now encouraging vaccine mandate for school children



When everyone thought that we are reaching the end of the pandemic with the decent number of people vaccinated and low number of cases during the summer, the spread of the Delta variant ruined everyone’s dreams about the situation with the Covid-19.

The recent, fourth wave changed everyone’s plans, starting from the president Joe Biden and White House administration, to the ordinary people. Businesses were struggling for more than a year when they finally started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the government officials were encouraged that their rating will increase, ordinary people started looking forward to get their lives back to normal. But recently, everything of that is gone.

Health experts are among those who also changed their plans for the upcoming period tied to the pandemic. One of them is surely the most known health figure, Dr. Anthony Fauci. There have been tens of situations where we have seen Fauci changing his mind over certain things, from masks to pandemic measures and he is not planning to stop changing his mind yet.

In a recent interview with CNN, Fauci once again changed his mind over vaccine mandates, now talking about school children, especially for those under 12 who are still now allowed to get the vaccine. With the rising number of Covid-19 cases in students recently, Fauci changed his mind once again now saying that he supports vaccine mandate for school children.

“I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea,” Fauci told CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “We’ve done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis” vaccinations.

As a result of insufficient data so far, children under 12 are not allowed to get the Covid-19 shot. But the Delta variant is different from everything what we previously knew, and more and more children are not getting infected with Covid-19 pushing the health officials to consider vaccines for them. According to Fauci, FDA should have enough data by October and that’s the earliest we can expect approval for the vaccine for children.

“I think there’s a reasonable chance” that the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines could get FDA clearance for kids under 12 before the upcoming holiday season, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the White House, said few days ago.

In different states the situation with the students was handled in different ways. The school districts in some states decided to delay the start of the new school year. Other decided to implement mask mandates in the school, while others didn’t. In some states schools switched to virtual learning in the very start of the school year. But one thing is similar everywhere, the number of cases in students is on the rise.

October is just a month from now and that period should be enough to evaluate the situation with more details across the country. Even if the Covid-19 vaccine is approved for children under 12 at some point, the success is not guaranteed since many parents won’t allow their children to get the shot.