Fauci accused of undermining vaccine for saying it's 'tough to predict' when Americans can go maskless indoors

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was "tough to predict" when Americans could again mingle maskless indoors on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

"It's always tough to predict that," Fauci told co-host Dana Bash when she asked him when vaccinated Americans can once again show their faces inside. "I think if we continue to go down in the cases that we're seeing right now and more and more people get vaccinated, as the dynamics of the outbreak, namely the amount of virus circling the community goes down, I hope we'll be able to pull back on some of those restrictions to get closer to what we really feel is normal in the community."

"I hope that's soon but I can't give a prediction on that date, Dana," he added.

Fauci said he'd need to see the number of cases get to "well below 10,000" cases a day before considering relaxing the guidelines.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, was one of a few lawmakers to disagree with Fauci's take, asking Google to take action.

Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, said he respected Fauci's "commitment to the illusion."... (Read more)