Dr. Anthony Fauci has praised California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandate for all college students to get a COVID-19vaccine, arguing that this isn’t a “novel” method for colleges. 

California proudly announced the nation’s first-ever statewide COVID-19 vaccine requirement in colleges. Newsom’s announcement in contrast the mandate to these for measles, mumps and rubella. 

The mandate has divided mother and father within the state, however Fauci applauded California’s resolution, echoing California’s argument. 

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“I have been and I still am in favor of these kinds of mandates,” Fauci mentioned on ABC’s “This Week.” “You can make some exceptions to them, but in general, people look at this like this is something novel and new when … we have made it a requirement for children to get into schools to get different types of vaccines.”

“To be vaccinated with certain vaccines is not something new,” he confused. “It’s been around for a very long time.” 

Fauci’s appearances throughout Sunday morning exhibits continued his push to extend vaccinations nationwide because the U.S. nonetheless lags behind its goal numbers: Around 56% of all Americans have been absolutely vaccinated, with a minimum of 65% of all Americans having obtained a minimum of one shot, in line with knowledge from USA Facts.

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The lower-than-expected vaccination fee has began to boost some considerations forward of the winter vacation season, which helped propel the nation into its third wave of infections in 2020. 

During an look on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Fauci urged warning when discussing what might or might not occur within the upcoming months. 

“It is just too soon to tell,” Fauci mentioned. “We have to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time.”

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“Let’s focus like a laser on continuing to get those cases down. and we can do it by people getting vaccinated,” Fauci added. 

Some officers have began to tout a tablet from Merck, which studies indicate might scale back danger of demise and hospitalization by half. Fauci has applauded the promise the brand new tablet affords, however he worries that some see it as a miracle treatment that can proceed to suppress vaccinations. 

“That’s such a false narrative, if someone says, well, now you have a drug,” Fauci mentioned. “Remember, the easiest way to stay out of the hospital and not die is don’t get infected. Don’t get sick.”

“I mean, this idea that we have a drug, don’t get vaccinated, it just doesn’t make any sense.”