Speaking to Newsweek, America’s top infectious disease expert said: “Everything will be on the table for discussion” when asked if he will be discussing the possibility of introducing COVID-19 vaccine passports and potential mandatory vaccinations at a local level, including in schools, in his role as chief medical adviser to President-elect Biden.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) noted: “It’s not up to me to make a decision. But these are all things that will be discussed [under the Biden administration].”

The immunologist doesn’t believe there will be a national COVID-19 vaccine mandate because “we almost never mandate things federally [with regards to health],” he told Newsweek.