福西: US is 'certainly' out of the 'pandemic phase'

博士. 安东尼·福西, who has been the mouthpiece for the government’s coronavirus response across two presidential administrations, said during an interview on Tuesday that the U.S. 原为 “当然” out of the pandemic stage, though he cautioned that the larger, global pandemic was still ongoing.

We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” 博士. Fauci said during an interview with PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff, according to a transcript of the interview.

博士. Anthony Fauci speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on Dec. 1, 2021.

博士. Anthony Fauci speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on Dec. 1, 2021. (美联社照片/苏珊·沃尔什, 文件)

Fauci’s answer came immediately after he was initially asked, “How close are we to the end of this pandemic?” He called that anunanswerable question.

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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,” Fauci added. “所以, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are.

这个单词 "新冠肺炎" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken Nov. 9, 2020.

这个单词 “新冠肺炎” is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken Nov. 9, 2020. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

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The president’s chief medical advisor then followed his answer up by saying that the U.S. 原为 “not going to eradicate this virusand that the government should continue tointermittently vaccinate 人,” per the transcript.

He suggested that people may have to get vaccinated yearly and “更长” than they might expect in an effort to keep infections as low as possible.

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That might be every year, that might be longer, in order to keep that level low. 但, 马上, we are not in the pandemic phase in this country,” 他重复.

博士. 安东尼·福西

博士. 安东尼·福西 (盖蒂图片社)

As for the rest of the world, Fauci said there isno doubt this pandemic is still ongoing.

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