Dr. Fauci Begins Sounding Alarm on COVID-19 Resurgence in USA
The people of the world can only really handle one global crisis at a time, and the first bits of bloodshed of World War III has dominated headlines of late.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could almost certainly spiral out of control in the coming weeks, as Vladimir Putin’s mounting casualties have forced his military leaders into ever more desperate and despondent behavior. The war crimes committed over the last month will take years to properly adjudicate, and so we will be dealing with this fiasco for the foreseeable future.
But now a familiar, albeit annoying voice is beginning to eek into the global conversation, as Dr. Anthony Fauci begins to talk of yet another wave of COVID-19.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the new BA.2 variant of COVID will cause an “uptick” of cases which might cause a return to requirements for wearing masks indoors.
Fauci said, “Obviously, there is concern that we are seeing an uptick in cases, as I mentioned over the last couple of weeks, that this is not unexpected, that you’re going to see an uptick when you pull back on the mitigation methods. If you look at the CDC calculation with their new metrics, it’s clear that most of the country, even though we’re seeing an uptick, is still in that green zone, which means that masking is not recommended in the sense of not required on indoor settings.”
Fauci added, “What we’re hoping happens, and I believe it will, is that you won’t see a concomitant comparable increase in severity In the sense of people requiring hospitalizations and deaths. But the idea that we’re going to see an uptick, I think people need to appreciate that’s the case and follow the CDC guidelines because, remember, when the metrics were put forth, the new metrics looking at the guidance of masking, it was said that if we do start seeing an uptick, particularly of hospitalizations, we may need to revert back to being more careful and having more utilizations of masks indoors. Right now, we’re watching it very, very carefully, and there is concern that it’s going up, but hopefully, we’re not going to see increased severity.”
The news is sure to elicit groans from the nation at large, who’ve already essentially written off the pandemic after the omicron variant fizzled out in the late winter.