Fauci: CDC's Francis Collins Misspoke, "Parents Do Not Need to Wear Masks In Their Own Home"

White House COVID adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN host Erin Burnett on Tuesday that CDC Director Dr. Francis Collins "misspoke" when he said <a href="https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/08/03/nih_director_dr_francis_collins_parents_of_unvaccinated_kids_should_wear_masks_at_home.html">parents of unvaccinated children need to wear a mask indoors</a>. "Parents do not need to wear masks in their own home," Fauci said on CNN. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let me clarify the masking message that I garbled on <a href="https://twitter.com/NewDay?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NewDay</a> this morning. Vaccinated parents who live in communities with high COVID transmission rates should mask when out in public indoor settings to minimize risks to their unvaccinated kids. No need to mask at home.</p>— Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) <a href="https://twitter.com/NIHDirector/status/1422654529087189000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>