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With mask mandates getting lifted, are we at risk for a rise in cases again? Dr. Fauci tackles the topic

National efforts to stop the spread of COVID 19 are working, but with mask mandates being lifted -- are we at risk for a rise in cases again?

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2022, 10:39 AM

Updated 822 days ago

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National efforts to stop the spread of COVID 19 are working, but with mask mandates being lifted -- are we at risk for a rise in cases again?        
Dr. Anthony Fauci tackled the topic.
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"I believe that one has to accept the inevitability that when you go from a reasonably strict indoor masking recommendation and then you have the overwhelming majority of the country now assuming activities indoors without masks, as long as there's virus circulating in the community, you can be almost certain that you are going to see an uptick,” says Fauci. “The real question is what extent of an uptick is it going to be, and we'll just have to wait and see."
Fauci adds while cases may pop up, he doesn't think the general public will adopt new mask mandates.


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