While other governments move to do away with COVID-19 mandates and regulations, Dr. Anthony Facui recently admitted that it is too early to say that the pandemic is over or decreasing given the rise of the Omicron variant. Since the new variant was discovered, the Biden administration has revamped their efforts to get Americans to take the plunge. And although Americans continue to protest the government overreach, Dr. Fauci noted that the world is still in phase one of five in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Attending the World Economic Forum, Dr. Fauci was asked by a reporter if the COVID-19 pandemic would finally be over in 2022. According to the New York Times, “Dr. Fauci also said that the world is still in the first of what he considered to be the five phases of the pandemic. The first is the ‘truly pandemic’ phase, ‘where the whole world is really very negatively impacted,’ followed by deceleration, control, elimination and eradication.”

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Claiming that the only human disease to ever truly be eradicated was smallpox, Dr. Fauci was sure to state, “That’s not going to happen with this virus.”

As for the ability of the Omicron variant spreading a collective immunity, Fauci insisted,  “it is an open question as to whether or not Omicron is going to be the live virus vaccination that everyone is hoping for, because you have such a great deal of variability with new variants emerging. I would hope that that’s the case. but that would only be the case if we don’t get another variant that eludes the immune response.”

In the end, Fauci was unclear what the future holds for COVID-19, concluding, “The answer is: We do not know.”

The doctor who has not only advised President Joe Biden but has placed himself at the forefront of the pandemic has come under fire recently with Republican Representative Jim Jordan from Ohio saying they would investigate Fauci if the GOP wins in the 2022 midterm election. “If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab. The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1st. One scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab.’”

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This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on January 19, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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