After Dr. Anthony Fauci disappeared for months as the COVID panic had dissipated, he’s back to talk about a supposed “new variant” of the virus.
The Daily Wire reports:
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to President Biden, admitted to CNN’s Jake Tapper that although there were rising infections in countries in Europe and Asia, “what they are seeing now is not an increase in severity of disease. For example, their ICU bed usage, their intensive care unit bed usage is not up, and the overall mortality, the overall all cause mortality is actually down. So it’s a very interesting situation where the cases are going up, but it does not at this point in time appear to be any degree of severity.”
But then he stated, “… we certainly are concerned because I would not be surprised, Jake, that if in the next few weeks given the fact that we’ve begun to open up and we have an increase in BA.2 variant, that we’ll be seeing an increased cases. Hopefully, that’s not associated with an increase in hospitalizations and severe disease.”
“But the one thing that’s important, that’s a wild card in this is that there is waning immunity,” Fauci asserted. “We’ve got to make sure that those people who have been vaccinated get boosted. Only about 50 percent of the people who were eligible to be vaccinated have gotten their boost.”