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Fauci Rescinds His Recent Comment that U.S. is ‘Out of Pandemic Phase’

Fauci Rescinds His Recent Comment that U.S. is ‘Out of Pandemic Phase’

Flip-flop Fauci Flips Again!

Most Americans have moved on from covid fear and worry and treat the disease as an endemic condition that is best handled by individuals assessing their own health choices and making plans that best suit them.

A few days ago, it seemed like White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci finally agreed with my statement last summer: The pandemic phase is over.

The United States is “certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on PBS’s “NewsHour” on Tuesday.

“Namely, 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. So if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country? We are,” he said.
On Wednesday, Fauci told CNN that his comments had been mischaracterized by some to mean that the pandemic is over, “which is not what I said.”

“We’re not over the pandemic. Don’t let anybody get the misinterpretation that the pandemic is over, but what we are in is a different phase of the pandemic,” he said. “A phase that’s a transition phase, hopefully headed toward more of a control where you can actually get back to some form of normality without total disruption of society, economically, socially, school-wise, etc.”

Fauci noted that, in fact, Covid-19 cases are trending up again, though it’s not anywhere near the rise we saw over the winter with the Omicron wave.

Not 24 hours later, Fauci walked back that statement.

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” Fauci said, speaking with Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour.

Fauci then walked back his comments Wednesday, saying “we are in a different moment of the pandemic.”

“We’ve now decelerated and transitioned into more of a controlled phase,” Fauci told The Associated Press. “By no means does that mean the pandemic is over.”

His comments came a day after he said on the PBS “NewsHour” that the U.S. was “out of the pandemic phase” and also told The Washington Post that the country was finally “out of the full-blown explosive pandemic phase.”

He “clarified” his earlier assessment.

Fauci – famed for his flip-flops on issues including masks – did not comment further on how his earlier remarks had been misconstrued – even though they appear to directly contradict his ‘correction.’

He instead clarified that the COVID threat in the U.S. was not as ‘acute and accelerated’ as it was earlier in the pandemic and the nation had reached a new ‘decelerated and controlled’ phase of the pandemic over the past several months.

‘That does not mean we are out of the woods,’ he said, adding that the number of COVID positive cases is starting to ‘creep up’ again.

The remarks which saw Fauci flip flop were broadcast by PBS NewsHour Tuesday night.

People are less than impressed by Fauci and his opinions.

Meanwhile, the press is trying to raise more concern about… an “omicron mutant.”

It’s a descendent of the earlier super-contagious “stealth omicron” and has quickly gained ground in the United States.

BA.2.12.1 was responsible for 29% of new COVID-19 infections nationally last week, according to data reported Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it caused 58% of reported infections in the New York region.

The variant has been detected in at least 13 other countries, but the U.S. has the highest levels of it so far. Scientists say it spreads even faster than stealth omicron.

Cases are rising in places with increasing levels of the BA.2.12.1 variant, such as central New York, suggesting something about it is causing it to out-compete others, says Eli Rosenberg of New York state’s health department.

The establishment and the media are clinging to covid as a life preserver as it faces a tidal wave of voter anger in November.


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nordic_prince | April 29, 2022 at 11:04 am

Who is still listening to that clown?

UnCivilServant | April 29, 2022 at 11:16 am

Go away, you odius little gnome. You’ve murdered enough people.

“Fauci Recinds His Comments”

How can he recind his comments? I can’t even edit my comments on Legal Insurrection.

amatuerwrangler | April 29, 2022 at 11:32 am

This looks like a good place for our brand-new Ministry of Truth to get its feet wet….

Which Tony’s statements will determined actually true? How can we tell? Stay tuned….

The need to stretch it out to the midterms is very very high.
Here come the mail-in ballots.
Cheating is their only hope.

So what he meant to say was “the pandemic phase of the pandemic is over.”

Yeah, that really clears it up. It’s like a doctor telling a patient “the being alive phase of your life is over.”

Okay, we’ve heard enough. These people are nuts. Whatever government department these people are in charge of, shut them all down.

If there is still a Covid pandemic then here in Southeastern Michigan we are having a stomach flu pandemic, a bronchial inflamation pandemic, a severe seasonal allergies pandemic, a strep pandemic among other pandemics since Covid cases are behind all of those other ailments. As a matter of FACT – hospitalizations are down to nothing and virtually nobody in Michigan are dying directly from Covid.

Real American | April 29, 2022 at 12:06 pm

he realized he made himself more irrelevant than he already is, so he needed to walk back his Kinsley gaffe.

The only pandemic that is plaguing us is the pandemic of crazy 80-year-old commies in charge of everything. Thank God we have Republicans bearing witness to this without risking getting their hair mussed up.

Hint: if it can be called a ‘stealth virus’ then the Black Plague it is not.

To be honest, Fauci reverses his announcements every five minutes or so. If he always told exactly the same facts and kept to the talking points, he would not get on the air.

E Howard Hunt | April 29, 2022 at 3:47 pm

I’d like to smack that annoying little dwarf right in the kisser.

The problem with The Science is that it stays still
much too fast for Fauci to follow.

Comanche Voter | April 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm

Dr. Dildo changed his shorts–and that reminded him that he needed to change his opinion and advice. But then if he didn’t change his advice that frequently how would the dastardly little dwarf get air time on TV?

“…hopefully headed toward more of a control where you can actually get back to some form of normality without total disruption of society, economically, socially, school-wise, etc.”

Not to worry, bird flu is just around the corner. Today a local newscaster said about bird flu “It’s not time to panic yet.” What, there’s a time when panic is appropriate? That would explain why they insist on stoking it – it’s the right thing to do.

    healthguyfsu in reply to DaveGinOly. | April 30, 2022 at 8:24 am

    If avian flu become more transmissible we’d be in big trouble. That stuff (H5N1) is actually very lethal.

    That said, I believe there would be MANY panic-inducing headlines about it if we were in Trump II. And the clicks would be up from the panic porn addicts.

healthguyfsu | April 30, 2022 at 8:22 am

The prevailing hypothesis that I’ve read on the sub-strain:
The substrain doesn’t “outcompete” others for virulence. It seems to be able to evade some of the simpler, rapid tests and cause a false negative.

That’s why it hasn’t ballooned like mainstream omicron but remains persistent and has increased. What country has the most widely available testing (not the same as testing rate)? The US. Those at-home tests often don’t get reported into the testing numbers (they esp. wouldn’t if they were a false positive) either, so the test efficacy is not dropping for the rapid test quality control data.