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Some people still wearing a mask in Michigan, and Dr. Fauci understands why

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with members of the media at Abyssinian Baptist Church on June 6 in New York City.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with members of the media at Abyssinian Baptist Church on June 6 in New York City.

Says he shares concerns with those who are still concerned about getting COVID.

Some Michiganders say they will continue wearing masks whether or not there’s a mandate to do so, because they still fear becoming infected with COVID-19.

The president of the United States’ chief medical advisor says he shares those concerns.

Doctor Anthony Fauci made news recently by telling an interviewer the U.S. was out of the pandemic phase of COVID before later clarifying he meant the nation is transitioning to a less acute stage.

But Fauci still declined an invitation to join the first White House Correspondents Association dinner held since the start of the pandemic, an event that brings thousands of people together indoors.

Fauci says several factors drove his decision.

“I’m 81 years old, and I am clearly at a greater risk and other health considerations which quite frankly I would like to keep private because that’s only my own business.”

Fauci says health officials are studying what kind of COVID vaccine booster shots are necessary to stem the virus during the upcoming fall season.

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