In a clearly positive message of hope amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci expects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deliver relaxed restrictions, particularly for those who have been vaccinated.
"I believe you're going to be hearing more of the recommendations of how you can relax the stringency of some of the things, particularly when you're dealing with something like your own personal family when people have been vaccinated," Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's "New Day."
"Common sense tells you that, in fact, you don't have to be as stringent in your public health measures," he added.
The wait now, as more and more Americans are fully vaccinated and infection numbers are in decline, is based on data and "firm recommendations from the CDC," Fauci added.
"We want to be sure, when we make recommendations, when the CDC — who is the agency primarily responsible for collecting data and making public health recommendations — they want to make sure they sit down, talk about it, look at the data and then come out with a recommendation based on the science," Fauci said.
But, there is some promising data and news on the horizon, he speculated.
"I hope that we will be able to answer the logical questions that people are asking about that," Fauci said of the time table. "I agree, they're questions that we need to answer pretty soon because more and more people are going to be vaccinated, every single day there'll be more and more people and they're going to be asking that question."
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