Fauci On Pilots’ Concern Amidst Lawsuit: ‘We Don’t Really See Any True Basis In That Concern’

Fauci On Pilots’ Concern Amidst Lawsuit: ‘We Don’t Really See Any True Basis In That Concern’


On Wednesday, amidst a lawsuit by the Southwest Airlines pilots to stop the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine job requirement from taking effect — a requirement that some pilots have reportedly argued could affect their ability to do their job if they were to experience side effects — Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed in on those concerns, saying, “We don’t really see any true basis in that concern.”

Speaking on a virtual call while accompanied by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murphy, Fauci was asked by a caller:

I have a question about airline pilots. Commercial airline pilots are held to pretty high physical fitness standards; they undergo medical evaluation every six months to maintain their medical certificate to fly. Pilots at American and Southwest

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