The so-called public health expert is making this recommendation even though children have virtually zero risk of contracting COVID-19, let alone dying from it. (Related: Fauci ADMITS "antibodies" from COVID-19 vaccines actually make the virus stronger.)
Fauci made this comment regarding vaccine mandates for children on Sunday, Aug. 29, during an interview on mainstream media outlet CNN's program, "State of the Union."
Fauci said COVID-19 vaccines for children are necessary to mandate because of the prevalence of the highly contagious delta variant. Fauci failed to mention that fully vaccinated individuals are more likely to spread this variant.
The chief medical advisor for the White House added that mandating vaccines for children has precedent, as they already need a variety of vaccines and boosters for schools.
"I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea," he said.
"We've done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis," Fauci added. "So this would not be something new requiring vaccinations for children to come to school."
Currently, the COVID-19 vaccines are only available to children between the ages of 13 and 17. But Fauci, in a different interview on ABC's "This Week," said he believes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will act quickly to approve giving COVID-19 vaccines to children under 12.
"The data has been collected and we should have enough data by, I would say, the end of September, middle to end of September, early October, so that those data can then be presented to the FDA to examine for the risk-benefit ratio of safety and effectiveness," said Fauci.
Fauci's comments came just one week after the FDA gave its full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Already, the conversation regarding vaccines in mainstream media has been about mandating them and making booster doses available.
The so-called public health expert even attempted to fearmonger about COVID-19 by sharing an estimate that suggested that at least 100,000 more Americans could die from the coronavirus by December.
"What is going on now is both entirely predictable, but entirely preventable," he said. "We have about 80 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated, who are not yet vaccinated."
The push to vaccinate as many children as possible is also being seen in Congress.
More than 100 members of the House of Representatives have written to the FDA asking for an update on its timeline for when vaccines will be available for children under 12. These representatives believe the FDA is working too slowly.
"The FDA seems to be oblivious to the urgency that millions of parents with young kids feel about vaccination," claimed Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California. "Their communication has been very poor. Parents need timelines."
Khanna is one of the leaders of the letter. In an interview, the Democratic representative said there was added "confusion" regarding the FDA's timeline. This is because Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Fauci gave different estimates for when the authorization could occur.
As has already been states, Fauci believes authorization could come by late September to early October. Collins, in an interview with mainstream media outlet NPR, said he does not believe the FDA will approve COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to 11 before the end of 2021.
"There needs to be a briefing of Congress of what is the timeline and what is it that they're waiting on," said Khanna.
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