Interviewer Chuck Todd asked Fauci why people who get vaccinated need to continue wearing masks.
He responded, “This is something that, as we get more information, it’s going to be pulling back that you won’t have to. But currently, the reason is that when you get vaccinated you are clearly diminishing dramatically your risk of getting infected.”
Fauci added that if you “don’t have a mask, you might inadvertently infect” those around you.
Additionally, the health expert explained that some variants of the virus are more resistant to vaccines. However, he reiterated that the vaccine works “very well” against the B.1.1.7 variant, which he says is the dominant variant in the U.S.
You can watch the full interview below:
Watch the video clip from earlier this week where Dr. Fauci and Rep Jim Jordan clashed over what it takes to reopen states during the pandemic