Fauci: 'It is possible' Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022

By , WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that Americans could still be wearing masks in 2022 even if “a significant degree of normality” returns to the U.S. this year.

Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about the possibility that Americans would still need to wear masks next year to fend off the coronavirus.

“You know, I think it is possible that that's the case and, again, it really depends on what you mean by normality,” Fauci told CNN’s Dana Bash.

“If normality means exactly the way things were before we had this happen to us, I mean, I can't predict that,” he said. “I mean, obviously I think we're going to have a significant degree of normality beyond the terrible burden that all of us have been through over the last year.”

Fauci said he agrees with Biden that by the fall and winter of this year “we will be approaching a degree of normality.”

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