Although most people have moved past the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who recently announced he would be retiring within the next few years, decided that people would be fighting the virus for decades. Talking to Politico about the virus, the doctor stated, “We’re in a pattern now. If somebody says, ‘You’ll leave when we don’t have COVID anymore,’ then I will be 105. I think we’re going to be living with this.”
One of the highest-paid government employees, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 virus since it was first announced. While his opinions were shared with former President Donald Trump, the doctor served for him and President Joe Biden. But with the current state of the Biden administration, it appears he is looking at retirement.
Dr. Fauci admitted that he most likely would leave at the end of President Biden’s first term. When asked by Judy Woodruff of PBS if the end of the pandemic was near, he noted, “We are certainly, right now, in this country out of the pandemic phase. 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.”
Known for changing his mind numerous times, within 24 hours of his original statement, Dr. Fauci did just that. “The world is still in a pandemic. There’s no doubt about that. Don’t anybody get any misinterpretation of that.” Those were his words to The Washington Post.
The White House coordinator for COVID-19, Dr. Ashish Jha also helped the doctor, and explained the BA.5 subvariant is one of the most “Invasive”. “We’re still seeing some protection against infection but not as much. This is that immune evasive nature of this virus. So if you got your booster let’s say last November or December, you don’t have as much protection against this virus as you’d like.”
The Biden Administration continues to promote more funding for COVID-19.