Media criticism as Dr. Anthony Fauci, O’Micron edition on COVID targets now found in 5 states
NIAID Director and White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci Joined “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” for an extensive interview on Friday, he warned that he does not think the COVID-19 virus can be eradicated.
“You can eradicate or you can eradicate,” Fauci told Granthshala Business’ Neil Cavuto, “and as I’ve often said, I don’t think there’s any chance you’re going to eradicate it.”
“So what I’m thinking about is control, that is, a level of control that is better than where we are right now,” he continued.
New York marked fifth state To report the case on Friday, just two days after Fauci reported the first confirmed case of the strain in California.
Yellen warns Omicron version could pose ‘significant’ risk to global economy
Fauci said the Omicron version has “under the radar” community spread.
“It is very clear, the extraordinary advantage of Vaccines To protect you from infection, to protect you from serious illness, hospitalization, and death,” Fauci said. “I hope that even now, as we enter this new era of omicrons, people will continue to use it.” Would appreciate why this is so important.”
According to Fauci, Omicron strain transmissibility, symptom severity and vaccination safety are still being “resolved,” and scientists and researchers will learn information in “real time” as cases develop and data is collected.
Fauci pushed for the priority of vaccination against the coronavirus, but said he never advocated for a vaccine mandate.
“I never liked the idea of forcing this issue, but the only thing important is that we know the importance of vaccination,” Fauci said.
President Biden’s chief medical adviser also tested the border crisis and migrants for COVID-19, admitting he doesn’t have “an easy answer” on what to do about the issue .
“There’s testing that is done,” Fauci said. “I’m sure it’s not as widespread as we’d like to see, but I have to admit, I don’t have an easy answer. It’s a very difficult problem.”
Responding to media criticism over his comments that he “represents science,” Fauci asserted that he could take the heat and plans to step down “at all.”
“I’m not running a popularity contest for myself. I’m a physician, I’m a scientist and I’m a public health person,” he said.
“The only thing I care about, Neil, is helping to preserve and protect the health of the American public,” he said.
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Fauci said he is fully focused on ending the pandemic, starting with protecting people. He wants to see the coronavirus at a much lower level, where “it doesn’t interfere with our lives, a lifestyle, our economy, what we do with ourselves, that it’s in the background.”
“And when we protect enough people from either already getting infected, getting vaccinated, promoting that,” he said, “that’s where I think we need to be.”