As we reported earlier today, dr. Anthony Fauci testified in front of a Senate committee on subjects about covid and he had a lot of interesting things to say.
He talked about the federal response to covid variants.
Fauci addressed the Omicron covid variant
check out what he said about Omicron below.
“Omicron, with its extraordinary, unprecedented degree of efficiency of transmissibility, will ultimately find just about everybody.”
This is what Dr. Anthony Fauci told J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“Those who have been vaccinated … and boosted would get exposed. Some, maybe a lot of them, will get infected but will very likely, with some exceptions, do reasonably well in the sense of not having hospitalization and death.”
In contrast, those who are not vaccinated are “going to get the brunt of the severe aspect of this,” he also added.
Check out our previous article in order to learn more details about all this.
Fauci also addressed the pandemic in general.
Fauci on the covid pandemic
Japan Times online publication mentioned that Fauci spoke to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
He specifically said eliminating the disease caused by the coronavirus was unrealistic.
He also said the following:
“omicron, with its extraordinary, unprecedented degree of efficiency of transmissibility, will ultimately find just about everybody.”
“There’s no way we’re going to eradicate this” virus, he said, given its contagiousness, its propensity to mutate into new variants, and the large pool of unvaccinated people.
Fauci made sure to highlight the fact that people who are up to date with their vaccines remain well protected against severe outcomes. ON the other hand, he also said that vaccine efficacy against infection has fallen.
He also said that the next step is for the country to enter a new phase “where there’ll be enough protection in (the) community, enough drugs available so that when someone does get infected and is in a high-risk group, it will be very easy to treat that person.”
“When we get there, there’s that transition — and we may be on the threshold of that right now.”
Stay tuned for more news and also make sure to stay safe.