Fears Senate-approved pandemic commission will distract him from his “work”.
Personally, I have enjoyed the past several weeks of media silence from White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Sadly, the godlet is back i the news again. This time, he is pushing panic about a new variant of the Omicron variant of covid.
White House adviser Anthony Fauci is warning that COVID-19 infection rates are likely to rise in the next few weeks in the United States after their dramatic drop following the omicron variant’s rapid spread across the country.
“I would not be surprised if in the next few weeks, we see somewhat of either a flattening of our diminution or maybe even an increase,” Fauci said on the ABC News podcast “Start Here,” ABC News reported.
“Whether or not that is going to lead to another surge, a mini-surge or maybe even a moderate surge, is very unclear because there are a lot of other things that are going on right now,” he added.
Cases have fallen heavily across the nation over the last two months, with the average number of new cases totally just over 30,000.
The BA.2 variant turns out to be a a more transmissible strain of omicron, which is a more mild variant of the original strains of covid. It now represents around 23% of all cases in the U.S.
What’s known as BA.2 — a sub-lineage of Omicron — now makes up nearly a quarter of new COVID infections nationwide.
The CDC says it’s particularly a problem in New York and New Jersey, where 39% of the virus in circulation is BA.2.
It’s also dominating new case worldwide, and some countries are facing a renewed surge of infects, just as they move to lift pandemic restrictions.
In other words, the virus is behaving like a now-endemic respiratory virus that is morphing into strains that will ultimately be lumped into the “common cold“.
Those 2 weeks of media silence must have been horrific for Fauci. Clearly, he longs for the days of the daily Coronavirus Task Force press briefings.
It is the only rational explanation for his wish-projection that this nation will lockdown again over any variant of covid.
America’s top infectious-disease expert warned that the country could face more COVID-19 lockdowns if cases go up once again due to the latest variant, even as the most cautious begin to shrug off their virus fears once-and-for-all.
Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and adviser to President Joe Biden, said easing restrictions, the waning protection from vaccines and the rise of the BA.2 subvariant around the world could bring on another wave of rising infections to the U.S.
‘If in fact we do see a turnaround and a resurgence, we have to be able to pivot and go back to any degree of mitigation that is commensurate with what the situation is,’ Fauci said in a CNN interview on Thursday.
‘We can’t just say, ‘We’re done. We’re going to move on.’ We’ve got to be able to be flexible because we’re dealing with a dynamic situation.’
I had a chance to review this situation on Canto Talk during the annual St. Patrick’s Day show. I suspect that Americans will not willingly be lockdown again for any disease short of the Black Death or smallpox.
One last item, to round out the news of Fauci. It appears he may be worried about the 9-11-style commission on the nation’s response to the pandemic that was just approved by the US Senate.
Fauci claims that it will distract him…from doing his job.
“It’s Benghazi hearings all over again,” Fauci said, referring to the GOP-led investigations of Hillary Clinton’s leadership of the State Department during the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya. That long-running investigation found no new evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton but was a staple of conservative media for years.
“They’ll try to beat me up in public, and there’ll be nothing there,” Fauci added. “But it will distract me from doing my job, the way it’s doing right now.”
If the Senate can distract Fauci from pushing panic lockdowns, then that will be the most worthwhile action that body has taken in quite some time.DONATE
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