Fauci: 'We Don't Really See Any True Basis' for Concerns from Airline Pilots About Vaccines

Fauci: 'We Don't Really See Any True Basis' for Concerns from Airline Pilots About Vaccines


White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Wednesday that officials “don’t really see any true basis” for concerns from airline pilots about receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on concerns from airline pilots about COVID-19 vaccines: “We don’t really see any true basis in that concern.”

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REPORTER: 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, in particular, are arguing that they are reluctant to get vaccinated because of the potential career-ending side effects. They note the FAA has warned pilots not to fly 48 hours

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