Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, stated that the U.S. has almost reached the “full-blown” phase of the coronavirus pandemic and that he hopes all restrictions regarding the virus will be lifted in the next few months.
Fauci shared his vision of the virus’s path with the Financial Times. Fauci stated to the Financial Times that the government’s response to the virus will be at a local level, and not at the federal level.
Although he did not specify a particular month or season, he told the paper that restrictions such as mask mandates could be lifted “soon”.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of COVID-19-positive patients in U.S. hospitals has fallen more than 28% to 105,000 per week.
According to Dr. Chris Beyrer of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s epidemiology program, “What we want is that the omicron spike continues to decline, that there doesn’t emerge another variant of concern, and that we begin to come out of this.”
Fauci stated that it was impossible to eradicate the virus. However, he hopes that one day soon there will be enough people who have been vaccinated as well as enough protection against previous infections so that Covid restrictions won’t be an issue.
He said that it might not be necessary for all Americans to be boosted in the near future.
He said, “It will depend upon who you are.” A booster might not be necessary if you’re a healthy, normal 30-year-old with no underlying conditions.