Fauci: "Confusing" Why Texas COVID Rates Are Going Down After Ending Mask Mandate

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday that he is not sure why COVID cases are dropping in Texas after they got rid of mask mandates four weeks ago. Fauci suggests Texans might be doing more things "outside" than other parts of the country. He also discusses if he's concerned of a fourth wave of the virus in the U.S., the impact vaccinations are having on the virus and why he says it is time to reopen schools as quickly as we possibly can. "It can be confusing because you may see a lag and a delay because often, you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect of what you're doing right now," Fauci explained. "You know, there are a lot of things that go into that. I mean, when you say that they've had a lot of the activity on the outside like ball games, I'm not really quite sure. It could be they're doing things outdoors."

Fauci: "Confusing" Why Texas COVID Rates Are Going Down After Ending Mask Mandate
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday that he is not sure why COVID cases are dropping in Texas after they got rid of mask mandates four weeks ago. Fauci suggests Texans might be doing more things "outside" than other parts of the country. He also discusses if he's concerned of a fourth wave of the virus in the U.S., the impact vaccinations are having on the virus and why he says it is time to reopen schools as quickly as we possibly can. "It can be confusing because you may see a lag and a delay because often, you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect of what you're doing right now," Fauci explained. "You know, there are a lot of things that go into that. I mean, when you say that they've had a lot of the activity on the outside like ball games, I'm not really quite sure. It could be they're doing things outdoors."