Dr Anthony Fauci has said he cannot see the end of mask wearing on planes, despite airline executives being at pains to stress the efficacy of their air purification systems.
Fauci was speaking on ABC’s Meet the Press after Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, said called for the end of mask mandates on planes and claimed ‘masks don’t add much, if anything’ in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Kelly tested positive the day after his Congress testimony.
Asked on Sunday during an interview on ABC’s Meet the Press whether he thought the end of face masks on planes was in sight, Fauci replied: ‘I don’t think so.’
He continued: ‘I think when you’re dealing with a closed space, even though the filtration is good, that you want to go that extra step.
‘When you have people, you know you get a flight from Washington to San Francisco, it’s a well over a five hour flight.
‘Even though you have a good filtration system, I still believe that masks are a prudent thing to do and we should be doing it.’
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