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JUST KIDDING! Fauci Walks Back Comment About Being ‘Out of Pandemic’


Dr. Anthony Fauci is taking back his statement that the U.S. is “out of the pandemic phase.” 

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As reported yesterday by Human Events News, Fauci said that the United States is “certainly” past the pandemic stage of fighting the coronavirus. 

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” he said on PBS NewsHour Tuesday. “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.” 

Fauci also said the U.S. won’t “eradicate this virus” entirely and that the government should continue “intermittently vaccinat(ing) people.”

“That might be every year, that might be longer, in order to keep that level low,” he said. “But, right now, we are not in the pandemic phase in this country.” 

Now, he’s taking all of that back. 

“I want to clarify one thing,” Fauci said on NPR Wednesday. “I probably should have said the ‘acute component of the pandemic phase.’” 

“I understand how that can lead to some misinterpretation,” he added. 

Fauci also told the Washington Post on Wednesday that “we’re really in a transitional phase, from a deceleration of the numbers into hopefully a more controlled phase and endemicity,” Just the News reports.