Fauci has lived in a neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. for more than 40 years, and his busy schedule and concern for epidemic safety have led to a social life he has never been accustomed to before.
Fauci told the newspaper Business Insider: “I haven’t had a vacation for a year and three months.”
When Fauci and his wife met with neighbors, they took no risk as they applied social distancing even though they were meeting outside the house; in the fresh air.
He stressed, “Whenever we met, we used to do this (social distancing) and wear masks, and eat dinner or drink outside.” Fauci then received the Moderna vaccine, which changed his behavior, but only slightly, he says.
Business Insider says the biggest shift for Fauci and his neighbors is that they have finally moved their communities indoors. “We feel very comfortable at home without masks,” Fauci said. “We can contact physically and things like that.”
But he still refuses to eat inside or go to the movies.
Fauci added: “Even if I receive the vaccine, I do not think that I will go to a crowded closed place where people do not wear masks,” noting that he does not plan to travel “for a while.”
Fauci explains that his caution stems from an “interesting crossroads” the United States is passing through.
Since 1984 Fauchi has chaired the National Institutes of Health’s Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.