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Fauci: CDC ‘carefully looking’ at mask guidance for schools

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LOS ANGELES - The American Academy of Pediatrics this week recommended universal masking in schools, even for those who are vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.

In response, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the academy wants to "go the extra mile" to make sure kids are protected, but said the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring the situation. Fauci told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday the guidance is out of an abundance of caution due to the rise in cases blamed on the delta variant of the coronavirus. RELATED: AAP: Students, staff should wear masks in schools — regardless of vaccination statusThat guidance is different from the CDC, which has advised mask-wearing in schools just for unvaccinated children.

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