Behind The Poll:

Fauci pushes masks, vaccine mandates for airline travel in apparent shot against industry

According to  John Solomon Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s chief infectious disease expert and President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 adviser, is suggesting it is time to impose a vaccine mandate for airline travel to strong-arm more Americans to get inoculations.

“A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated; namely, you can’t get on a plane unless you’re vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be,” Fauci said during an interview Sunday with ABC News.

Fauci also took issue with U.S. airlines executives who recently suggested to Congress masks are no longer needed to fly.

“We want to make sure people keep their masks on. I think the idea of taking masks off, in my mind, is really not something we should even be considering,” he said.