The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to put out guidelines for what’s considered safe for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the “next couple of days,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday.
The White House chief medical adviser said the federal guidelines will be available “imminently” after officials delayed their release last week.
“When you’re talking about benchmarks of people who are vaccinated and how a vaccinated person can interact with an unvaccinated person or with unvaccinated people, those guidelines are coming out from the CDC really imminently. I would imagine, within the next couple of days for sure,” Fauci told CBS anchor Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.”
As far as when the entire country can resume normal life, Fauci said Americans will “need to hang in there a bit longer.”
“One of the things that I think we should point out, every day that goes by that we keep the lid on things will get better and better because we’re putting now at least two million vaccinations into the arms of individuals each day,” Fauci said.
“And as the days and weeks go by, you have more and more protection, not only of individuals, but of the community. So we’re going in the right direction.”