by Damjan Tutarkov
Former Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Sunday called for the complete lifting of mask mandates and other Covid-19 restrictions as infection rates across the country continue to stabilize.
In an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Gottlieb, who served as FDA chief under Trump between 2017 and 2019, said that “COVID won’t disappear” and “we’re going to have to learn to live with it.”
Gottlieb highlighted the fact that “the risk is substantially reduced as a result of vaccination, as a result of immunity that people have required there prior infection.”
He told host John Dickerson people should be allowed to “take precautions based on their individual risk.”