Fauci praises GOP encouraging vaccines: "A very good thing"

On Thursday, Scalise, the second-highest GOP member of the House, went a step further by explicitly instructing people to protect themselves.

“I would encourage people to get the vaccine,” he said during an outdoor press event with fellow Republican officeholders.

To Fauci, it was a welcome message.

“I was very pleased to hear Congressman Scalise … make that statement about vaccines,” he said. “That was very helpful.”