Sunday, October 17, 2021

Fauci: ‘Too soon to tell’ if Americans can get together for Christmas

Biden administration COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it was unclear whether Americans should hold Christmas gatherings because of the CCP (Communist Party of China) virus pandemic.

Fauci was asked During in a CBS News interview about whether Americans might gather for Christmas, and he replied that “it’s too early to tell.”

“We have to focus on continuing to bring down those numbers and not try to go ahead for weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular point in time,” he said. “Let’s focus like a laser on continuing to reduce those cases. And we can do that by getting people vaccinated. Also, in a situation where boosters are appropriate to boost people because we Know that they can be of great help in reducing infections and reducing advanced disease.”

Fauci, during the pandemic, has been criticized for his dire pandemic predictions – namely claiming that COVID-19 cases will rise during holiday celebrations during media interviews. Ahead of Christmas 2020, Fauci suggested the United States would have to uphold stay-at-home and social distancing orders in the face of a holiday COVID-19 wave. Earlier, Fauci claimed that family celebrations during Thanksgiving 2020 would put others at risk.

According to the most recent data provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 cases have declined by nearly 20 percent in the past week.

Meanwhile, a recent survey by The Associated Press and the ORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that Americans age 50 and older reported feeling socially isolated at least occasionally, while 1 in 4 said their relationships and social life have deteriorated in the past year. .

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“Going in person with friends and family, doing volunteer work, attending religious services, and talking with neighbors are all reduced,” it found.

Scott Gottlieb, who led the Food and Drug Administration from 2017 to 2019 and now sits on Pfizer’s board, told CNN on September 27 that the delta wave could be the last major surge of COVID-19 infections in the United States. Some experts publicly feared that the so-called mu version could take hold in the United States, but data from Outbreak.info this week suggested no cases of the strain had been reported in the past seven days.

“We are going to start transitioning from the pandemic phase of this virus, at least here in the US, to a more endemic phase where the coronavirus becomes a persistent threat,” Gottlieb said in the interview. “But you’re not seeing infection levels the same way you’ve seen them over the past year and a half.”

Citing recent data showing a decline in cases, Gottlieb said that by Thanksgiving, COVID-19 cases “will drop to a level that seems more manageable.”

After his comments about Christmas Sunday, Fauci received criticism from several media pundits on twitterWhere his name was included in the trending section for several hours.

Jack Phillips

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Jack Phillips is a reporter for The Epoch Times in New York City.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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