Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden, has expressed support for a vaccine mandate for all commercial air passengers. Is Fauci testing the waters for an upcoming announcement from the Biden Administration?
Fauci In Support Of Vaccine Mandate For Domestic Air Travel
Speaking on The Skimm podcast, Fauci was asked about mandatory vaccines for air travel. he answered:
“I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel. If you want to get on a plane and travel with other people that you should be vaccinated.”
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The pronouncement comes just days after the Biden Administration announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all federal government employees and an obligatory vaccine requirement for employees in private companies with more than 100 employees or a strict new testing regime.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Travel Association responded that while it supports vaccinations, it has “long maintained that there should be no mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travel.”
“Such a policy would have an unfair, negative impact on families with young children who are not yet eligible to get the vaccine…Proper tools are already in place to enable safe air travel for Americans.”
However, Fauci was not clear on whether his idea to require vaccines for air travel would impact those under 12 years old, for whom the COVID-19 vaccine has not been approved.
While the White House has refused to indicate what direction it is moving, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients did not rule out a travel mandate:
“We’re pulling available levers to require vaccinations and we’re not taking any measures off the table.”
One problem the Biden Administration faces is that it would need to use airlines to enforce any vaccine mandate. United CEO Scott Kirby has said that such a requirement is “logistically impractical” (though he later said that United has the technology to implement it) while Delta CEO Ed Bastian called it a “logistical dilemma” that could “bottleneck the domestic travel system.”
But Fauci told MSNBC, “You’re not in a vacuum. You’re part of society.”
I believe the Biden Administration is laying the groundwork for a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel in the coming weeks. Fauci’s statements are “feeling the water” and I expect we will hear more from more White House officials in the days to come on this matter.
How would you respond to a vaccine mandate for air travel?
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Dr. Falsely is just evil!
If a vaccine mandate would let us fly without masks, I’d be ALL for it.
A majority of Americans support this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/09/13/fauci-vaccine-mandate-domestic-air-travel/?sh=3af1f8f15b58
…and an increasing majority of Americans are in favor of more vax mandates generally (per recent Gallup polling).
Anti-vaxxers will increasingly just have to deal with being shut out of society. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Still waiting for you to slip and fall in a puddle of AIDS.
What a piece of human garbage you must be in life.
The best part of you ran down your mothers leg.
Exhibit A for “playing stupid games”
Nothing stupid about it. 100% genuine dislike for people that come off like you. If you were even 25% of the person you appear to be online in real life you would get your teeth punched in daily.
“Puddle of AIDS” = about as much of a mouth breathing Neanderthal as to be expected
If they accept an upload to the app or online this is fine if there’s a clear way for those with medical / religious exemptions to fly
If they’re going to go all bureaucratic and require an in person paper check then no way
Simply FANTASTIC news! Today would be perfect.
me too, this should have been implemented long ago — vax proof required for US domestic travel. Alternative: 72 negative test.
Oh Renee my heart breaks for you my poor girl. Take a look in the mirror and really SEE the person you have become these past 12 months – heres a hint – it’s not pretty
I’m all in favor of not having to sit next to someone dumb enough to not want to protect themselves from a deadly pathogen raging throughout the world.
Maybe a nice middle ground would be flights for vaccinated and flights for unvaccinated. Like when restaurants had smoking sections, they can all risk their lives over there away from me.
Either way, I really think that these booster shots should have better tracking/records keeping. It would be a great opportunity to make requirements like this verifiable.
I would love to see flights for the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Please do that for 14 days. Please.
At the end of 14 days, let the airlines evaluate whether to continue offering travel for unvaccinated people based on the financial results from those flights. This ridiculous debate (as it relates to vaccinations for travel) would be over once and for all, and I think most of the airlines would decide before the 14 days is over.
Let’s hope so!! I sure hope it happens. Too many unvaccinated assholes flying out there, risking everyone else’s life. There, I said it!!!
If you are vaccinated then what you are afraid of?
Unvaccinated people have clogged up the hospitals
Unvaccinated people are a threat to children who can’t get a shot
How did we go from a known germ warfare lab in China warning the world about a “new virus”, no attempts to investigate the virus to blaming unvaccinated people for a virus spread from a secretive lab? Are you aware that people who been vaccinated are also dying? Are you aware that many people over the age of 50 have had heart attacks after receiving the virus? It is BS to blame the pandemic on those who won’t take a risky vaccine. If you choose to believe contradictory narratives about the vaccines and the pandemic, it’s your choice!
This is a hill about 40% of Americans are willing to die on.
I’d go down to the mat on this. I’d fight anyone trying to stick me with a needle.
You people have no idea how badly you’ve been misled.
Fauci has lied over and over.
The media keep profiting off this.
Big Pharma milking you for all your worth.
This is the end of our country. It’s just over. You can’t recover from tyranny.
It’s a one way street we’re going down, the only solution is secession.
People like Rene are sick people. Sick.
What don’t you stop lying? You are willing to die for this? Then don’t go to the hospital and waste a bed if you get sick from COVID.
Why don’t you and all those anti-vaxxers actually put your money where your mouth is instead of clogging up hospitals? Why do you want to be on a ventilator? I thought COVID isn’t real. Just refuse it and die being unable to breathe.
No I am not sick George and do not plan to get sick because I am fully vaccinated with and FDA approved and fully tested and safe shot (unlike you)!
Umm, then what difference does it make to you whether anybody else on your flights are unvaccinated?
Exactly….”trust the science” of the vaccine…but force everyone to get it because they (don”t) trust (or understand) the science.
Because the rest of us have to wear masks to protect you.
FDA approvals are bought, sold, and traded like stocks and commodities on NYSE! FDA approval is awarded to any company that asks provided there is no proof of harm (official complaint). So an FDA approval is a commercial-stamp-of-approval and has nothing to do with whether or not a product is actually safe or not. Pandemic aside, I challenge you to find out the process & procedure of acquiring FDA approval for any product or service.
Only problem dude is that no FDA approved vaccine is available in USA. They did not ship a single dose. The one you got is under EUA. You are a liar.
Well, let’s look at some math. I know it’s dangerously close to science, but bear with me.
As of yesterday, 63.2% of Americans have had at least 1 shot. So that leaves 36.8% completely unvaccinated. So, that’s not 40%.
Also, these percentages include all People in the US, including children who are ineligible for the vaccine. If we look at the population ages 12 and up, 73.9% have had at least one dose. That leaves 26.1% of the population who are eligible and have no shot.
I have to think not all 26.1% are totally deluded, so probably not all 26.1% would be willing to die on this hill. I have no idea what that percentage is, but it’s certainly far less than 40.
In a typical year only about 48%-52% of Americans fly on a commercial flight. So that cuts the 26% to 13%…at most. Because the reality is that the Venn diagram of rabid Facebook-educated anti-vaxxers and frequent flyers does not have a lot of overlap. A big portion of the 26% rarely flies.
Require vaccines for a commercial flight and each flight might have 5%-10% fewer people, 10-20 seats. That’s it. And how many people who have not flown since March 2020 would be more likely to travel knowing that everyone on the flight is vaccinated? And by removing the 10-20 anti-vaxxers, we can also eliminate a significant portion of the disruptive people who are causing diversions, assaults and preventing the return of free flowing alcohol. Time to move on, let them drink their Betadine and take their sheep medicines, the rest of us can have our lives back.
This will never happen. I’m sure the Covid Nazis in the administration WANT to do it, and they may even announce that they’re going to do it, but I don’t think they’ll be able to withstand the political blowback from Congress (where Biden has razor thin majorities) that would be immediate and immense. That’s to say nothing of the lawsuits that such a plan would bring forth (whether or not these lawsuits would be successful is another matter).
This would be fantastic news and it couldn’t come soon enough. Sure some people might “die on this hill,” but as I’ve seen at the company I work for that mandated vaccines, when there are finally consequences for not being vaxxed, people actually pull the trigger and do it.
If the only thing between your unvaxxed self and a flight is one jab of J&J that is available right now and free, I think most people will quietly go get it, even if they post really angry internet comments before they do so.
As George puts it, a lot of people are willing to “die on this hill.” If we use his 40% statistic, watch what happens to the airlines when 40% of their market goes away. There will be more airline bailouts – that the taxpayers will have to pay for.
Yet another though – What about Biden’s recently announced vaccine mandates (employers with more than 100 workers, etc.)? There’s no way that plan will survive without major changes (if it survives at all, which is not guaranteed), due to similar political/legal obstacles as with this one. If they had any brains (which is doubtful), they would wait to see what happened there before they even though of trying something like this.
I tend to not like to put barriers that require checking but the vaccination rate is way too low. At first, America was leading the pack with the exception of some smaller countries, like Israel, and about the same as the UK. Now other countries are passing the US. Singapore is now at 80% fully vaccinated. A bunch of countries are in the 70’s. America is way behind at about 50%.
If the vaccination rate were 85%, there would be no need for vaccine passports.
People who have been vaccinated should not be complacent. The vaccine does not make people bulletproof. Besides, the number of people who have received boosters are less than 1%.
Fully support this
But it also should mark the end of the mask mandate
I am derek, not Derek.
I disagree. Those who are vaccinated should still wear masks. It’s like a bulletproof jacket. If you wear a bulletproof jacket, you should not run around naked except for the bulletproof jacket. You still need shirt and pants.
Stay home if that’s your view.
I’m with Derek, capital D.
If air travel is for vaccinated only then good riddance to the mask mandate.
If everyone on the plane is vaccinated, masks are nothing more than theatre according to the science
Good. Let’s do it. Will be fun to watch Abbot and Desantis’ heads explode. Enough is enough. It’s time to play hardball with these idiots and this would be fantastic.
And it’s logistically VERY easy. Have TSA check it along with your ID at security. Problem solved.
Nobody is forcing anybody to get a vaccine. We’re just saying that if you want to go back to the stone age, you’re taking that journey solo. No flying. No schools. No jobs.
Yes, sometimes you need to consider the welfare of others when living in a society of more than one.
Sorry but it most certainly is forcing people to get vaccinated when you mandate that you can no longer go to universities, cinemas, offices, malls, airports, post offices, or public transport without having been vaccinated. Those who have not been vaccinated should wear a mask in all public places. If masks are no longer enough then rescind all mandates that are requiring them!!
It’s the children; they are the only reason I would support this.
It’s tragic that the children who aren’t eligible for the vaccine (and to be fair, some groups of adults) are the ones who will bear much of the impact of people not vaccinating, and they don’t deserve it.
However, if they were out of the equation, I would say go for it. No more masks, no mandates, just go hog wild everyone, but if you didn’t get the vaccine, you’re no longer eligible for hospital care if you get sick. Why would you even want to go to the hospital for care? Surely you’re much smarter than those doctors and their science backed by big pharma; take some horse medication and some herbs and hope for the best.
You (hypothetical anti-vaccination person) had the cure, and you chose not to take it, so rest in peace. If it weren’t for the innocent children and some groups of adults, I would say let’s open everything up, and maybe this whole problem will take care of itself as people who refused the cure die off.
As it is, this (vaccine mandates, masks, hygiene theater, etc.) all sucks, but it’s necessary to protect people who don’t have a choice in the matter.
Admirable approach. Can it be applied to all women who want to have an abortion? Or the at least the 99.9% of them who aren’t rape victims? You had the cure (abstinence) but selfishly chose to fuck around. Good for you, but why would you take precious healthcare dollars from the rest of us?
Do any of you anti-vaxxers realize that in most states, anyone working with or around food has to have a hepatitis shot? Where is your faux outrage on this particular topic? Maybe Hep A, B&C are “hoaxes” as well? Ready for some tainted meat down your gullets?
Because its just to manipulate food for sale? Not to live your life? smh
Hard to live your life when your dead from food poisoning isn’t it? Same for COVID.
Following his great victory over the Taliban, Joe Biden finally has time to put some of his brainpower towards defeating Covid.
Don’t sweat it. If the biden administration handles this like they handled the border crises, Afghanistan withdraw, rent moratorium, unifying Americans, media transparency, stopping human trafficking, keeping inflation under control, lowering drug prices, well, I could go on and on but you know, the thing… It’ll be a colossal failure like literally every decision they have made since taking office.
Domestic? Or just CONUS?
Those are the same thing… lol
They aren’t at all…but go ahead and spout ignorance. Unless I missed the announcement that Hawaii and Alaska aren’t states, and that Puerto Rico, Guam, and the like don’t exist.
Ah yes. Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, et al. don’t actually exist.
If I was caught funding the research the most likely produced Covid, then demonstrably lies about it to the Senate, I too would be looking to stir the pot and hope my role in starting Covid and in the subsequent cover-up isn’t the focus.
But your day wooo come, Tony.
What about those who got Covid? And those to got Covid before the vax was available? What about natural immunity – which is far superior than any vaccine, and not even being discussed anywhere? I guess they don’t fit in either way. Lets just **** them.
please cite your evidence that natural immunity is better. bonus points if you’re citing anything peer reviewed. will ignore if it’s clearly a fb sourced piece designed for the gullible.
isreal did a study that found people who had covid ,have better results in combating the delta version then the vaccine, there
Medical Apartheid. If this goes through set your calendar back to 1935. This would be a modern equivalent of the Nuremberg Laws Germany enacted in 1935. The Stars and Stripes is morphing into the equivalent of a Swastika. This is not going to end well.
Get help, man.
I just LOVE reading these dumb former trumpers losing their minds over competent government. I would really like to see the vax mandate for flying domestically. All these “die on the hill” people will quietly get their shot, and NO WAY there are 40% of Americans that would die on that hill. These people will only be happy if they get to watch former trump fisting ted cruz on newsmax on stage at a rally in Oklahoma. God bless.
So many hateful comments. Americans are crazy idiots both left and right.
You know it would be a lot easier to have conversations with these anti science idiots who love masks that cannot defy physics and block that .01 to .06 nanometer sized molecule virus and their pretend mRNA jabs that they call vaccines. If they could get real media and news everyday they would be able to pull up the wool from over their eyes. We have to forgive their ignorance because they have to use their analytical skills to discern research and find that sources have been tampered with and compromised because Fauci owns them due to grants given from the government. So, we have to look at transparency from government and research universities in Europe or independent scholars. There we find that the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry viral loads and to be infected. See the cdc website bottom of the science brief. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/fully-vaccinated-people.html That vaccinated individuals are vectors and they harbor the virus and future viruses especially the elderly. If you listened to the FDA zoom session for the booster doctors pleaded to not approve it. Listen and read and learn. You all are very sick individuals who are for stripping away individual autonomy. Who is next? What will they put you in a camp for? What will they the close your business for? A break out of chickepox? Shingles? The flu? It could be anything under these laws you are advocating for. That is the slippery slope.