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Fauci says U.S. should consider adding a vaccine requirement for domestic flights

Fauci, who acts as President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said in September he would support a vaccine mandate for U.S. flights. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) have introduced legislation that would add a vaccine requirement to U.S. airways and trains to no avail. In November, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg cited other strategies for stopping the coronavirus, including masking and vaccinating travel industry workers, as “highly effective,” but that was before the discovery of the highly transmissible omicron variant.

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