Fauci declares end of ‘pandemic’ — Analysis
The Covid czar said “intermittent vaccinations” could keep the virus at a “low level” in the US
Anthony Fauci, White House Covid-19 advisor has stated that “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.
Fauci gave a PBS NewsHour interview Tuesday in which he expressed some optimism over the current status of the US’ coronavirus epidemic.
“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.”
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Fauci warned that this should not be the case. “we’re not going to eradicate this virus,”It is possible, however, to prevent infections from arising at home. “very low”Intermittent vaccinations can be used to lower the level of immunity. However, he couldn’t say how many new vaccinations were needed.
“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.”
Fauci made a more positive assessment than his interview with PBS. Last month Fauci stated that there could be new variants of the coronavirus in America that could put the country under tight restrictions. “We’re done. We’re going to move on.”
Separate comments were made to The Associated Press by the Covid advisor on Wednesday. He stated that the US is “much, much better off”It is lower than last year and even though there was an increase in cases last winter. “we’ve now decelerated and transitioned into more of a controlled phase.”
He insisted. “we can’t take our foot off the pedal,”Health professionals are being urged to watch out for “another variant which could lead to another potential surge.”
After the Omicron virus’s appearance on the international stage, the number of deaths, covid-19-related infections and hospitalizations in the US has fallen to its lowest point in several months. Today, approximately two-thirds are vaccinated. Compared to the earlier stages of the pandemic, more effective treatment options are available. These include monoclonal antibody, convalescent blood plasma and antiviral treatments.
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