The President’s top mediacl advisor and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is pointing to the statistic’s that show that even as more people get the Covid Omicron variant?
The severity of the infections are nothing like the previous Alpha and Delta strains ….
Hospital stays and death percentages have remained low….
The doctor advises that the virus isn’t going away and the immunities after getting the virus do NOT preclude one from getting the virus again…
But the vaccine and treatment efforts have been successful ….
Fauci’s comments came a day after he told PBS’s “NewsHour” that he believed the country is “out of the pandemic phase,” and he expanded on, and clarified, that view Wednesday, making clear that the pandemic is not over and the United States could still see an increase in coronavirus infections. But the virus is no longer causing the level of hospitalization and death seen in this country in previous waves of infection….
New omicron subvariants — BA.2 and BA.2.12.1 — have spread since, and are even more transmissible than previous strains, and nationally the case numbers are rising again, but so far there has not been a significant surge in hospitalizations.
“Right now we’re at a low enough level that I believe that we’re transitioning into endemicity. … We’re not in the full-blown explosive pandemic phase. That does not mean that the pandemic is over,” Fauci said. “A pandemic means widespread infection throughout the world. … In our country we’re transitioning into more of a controlled endemicity.”….
This is a welcomed political piece by the Biden admin….
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