Fauci declares end of ‘pandemic’

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Fauci declares end of ‘pandemic’
28 Apr, 2022 03:12 HomeWorld News

Fauci declares end of ‘pandemic’

The Covid czar said “intermittent vaccinations” could keep the virus at a “low level” in the US

White House Covid-19 adviser Anthony Fauci has said that the “pandemic phase” of the coronavirus outbreak is finally over in the United States, citing a fall in daily infections and hospitalizations, though still warned the health crisis hasn’t yet ended. 

interview on Tuesday, Fauci offered some optimism about the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, stating 

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” he said. “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.

“we're not going to eradicate this virus,” but noted it may be possible to keep infections at a “very low” level through intermittent vaccinations. He could not say how often new immunizations would be needed, however.

“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,” Fauci continued, adding “Pandemic means a widespread, throughout the world, infection that spreads rapidly among people.”

“We’re done. We’re going to move on.”

comments to the Associated Press on Wednesday, the Covid adviser said the US is “much, much better off” than it was last year, and despite a surge in cases last winter, “we’ve now decelerated and transitioned into more of a controlled phase.”

“we can’t take our foot off the pedal,” urging health officials to be on the lookout for “another variant which could lead to another potential surge.”