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Feb. 17, 2021, 12:00 PMUpdated: Feb. 17, 2021, 7:48 PM

Fauci, White House Told Masks Needed Due to Virus Variants (1)

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Dr. Anthony Fauci and two other Biden administration officials have been urged by 13 doctors and scientists from across the U.S. to take immediate action to curb the aerosolized spread of the coronavirus before variant strains of the contagion spread widely, wiping out recent progress to curb the pandemic.

“There is a pressing and urgent need for action,” they said in a Feb. 15 letter also addressed to the head of the White House Covid-19 response team, Jeffrey Zients, and to Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“While Covid-19 infections and deaths have started to ...

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