FINALLY, DR. FAUCI: US is 'No Longer in a Pandemic' Says WH Doc
Over the course of the last two years of pandemic living, perhaps no one has been as politically and scientifically controversial as Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The longtime White House epidemiologist has long been the reluctant authority on COVID-19, consistently erring on the side of safety, and often to an obscene degree. In the face of economic calamity, Fauci had long refused to budge, sending fiscally-minded Americans into fits of rage on several occasions.
But this week, buried near the end of an interview with PBS, Dr. Fauci relented.
Fauci said last night: ‘We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase. Namely, we don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now.
‘So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are. What we hope to do, I don’t believe — and I have spoken about this widely — we’re not going to eradicate this virus.’
But there was a catch, of course.
‘If we can keep that level very low, and intermittently vaccinate people — and I don’t know how often that would have to be.Advertisement - story continues below
‘That might be every year, that might be longer, in order to keep that level low. But, right now, we are not in the pandemic phase in this country.’
And while the news will certainly come as a welcome surprise, there are still plenty of controversies left for Fauci to answer for…just ask Rand Paul.