“Businesses that require office-based employees to get Covid vaccinations likely don’t need to institute more precautions against the virus, even amid the delta variant surge”, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Thursday.

“I think businesses right now probably don’t need to be implementing additional measures” such as regimented virus testing, Gottlieb told co-host, Andrew Ross Sorkin, on “Squawk Box.”

Dr. Gottlieb on Covid Vaccine

“The belief is people who are vaccinated who develop the infection might be contagious early on in the course of the infection, but they clear the infection more quickly,” added Gottlieb, who was commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 2017 to 2019 and is a board member at several companies including vaccine maker Pfizer.

Gottlieb pointed to real-world evidence in Israel that shows “people who get vaccinated and get infected are spreading within the household but not spreading it outside the household.”

“You’re certainly seeing infection rates go up among the vaccinated population. People who were vaccinated a while ago are more susceptible to Covid. Eventually, some of those infections are going to result in bad outcomes,” he said.