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Fauci suggests air travel vaccine mandate as flights halted.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the aviation industry has been one of the hardest hit. With countries closing their borders and imposing travel restrictions, airlines have been forced to cancel flights and ground their planes. However, as the world slowly begins to reopen, there is a growing concern about the safety of air travel and the potential for the virus to spread on planes.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has suggested that a vaccine mandate for air travel may be necessary to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. Speaking to reporters, Fauci said, “I would support a vaccine mandate for air travel. We know that the virus can spread easily in enclosed spaces, and airplanes are no exception.”
Fauci’s comments come as several airlines have already implemented vaccine mandates for their employees. United Airlines, for example, has announced that all of its employees must be vaccinated by October 25th, or face termination. Delta Air Lines has also announced that it will require all new hires to be vaccinated.
However, a vaccine mandate for air travel would be a much more significant step, and would likely face significant opposition. Some have argued that such a mandate would be a violation of individual rights, and that people should be free to choose whether or not to get vaccinated.
Despite these concerns, Fauci believes that a vaccine mandate for air travel is necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. “We need to do everything we can to protect people from this deadly disease,” he said. “If that means requiring vaccines for air travel, then that’s what we should do.”
Of course, implementing a vaccine mandate for air travel would be a complex process, and would require the cooperation of airlines, governments, and health organizations around the world. However, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, it may be a necessary step to ensure the safety of air travel and prevent the spread of the virus.