Fauci Says U.S. Now ‘Out of the Pandemic Phase’ of COVID

“We are at a low level right now” regarding COVID infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, says Dr. Fauci.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The United States is out of the two-year COVID-19 pandemic phase, according to White House adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci.
  • Dr. Fauci told PBS Newshour on Tuesday, “We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” although when asked whether there will be an end to the pandemic, he responded that it’s an “unanswerable question.”
  • He added that “right now, we are not in the pandemic phase in this country” while emphasizing that the term ‘pandemic’ refers to “a widespread, throughout the world, infection that spreads rapidly among people,” a circumstance the U.S. no longer endures.
  • However, Fauci argued that the rest of the world is still in a pandemic phase. “So, if you look at the global situation, there’s no doubt this pandemic is still ongoing,” he said.
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FAUCI’S QUOTE IN CONTEXT:

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” said Dr. Fauci. “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.”

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