Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
By Lawrence Richard | Fox News
Fauci still suggested people get vaccinated yearly and ‘longer’ than they might expect.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been the mouthpiece for the government’s coronavirus response across two presidential administrations, said during an interview on Tuesday that the U.S. was “certainly” out of the pandemic stage, though he cautioned that the larger, global pandemic was still ongoing.
“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” Dr. Fauci said during an interview with PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff, according to a transcript of the interview.
Fauci’s answer came immediately after he was initially asked, “How close are we to the end of this pandemic?” He called that an “unanswerable question.”
“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,” Fauci added. “So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are.”