Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top immunologist, only had two words to say after predicting that the COVID-19 epidemic will last at least a year, if not longer.
President Joe Biden’s primary medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NPR on Monday that if enough Americans are vaccinated, the US might “really get some good control over this” by the fall or winter of 2022.
However, later that day, on CNN, Fauci stated that it will not take that long.
“Anderson, I have to apologize. When I listened to the tape, I meant to say the spring of 2022, so I did misspeak,” he said. “I didn’t mean the fall — I misspoke. My bad.”
Fauci added that if “the overwhelming majority of the 90 million people who have not been vaccinated” get jabbed, “I hope we can get some good control in the spring of 2022.”
Asked what he meant by “good control,” Fauci said “getting back to a degree of normality,” such as reopening of more “restaurants, theaters, that kind of thing.”
“But again, there’s a big caveat there — this is a very wily virus,” Fauci said.
“We thought we were going to have that degree of freedom as we got into the fourth of July and the summer. And then along comes a sucker punch with the Delta variant which is extraordinary in its ability to spread from person to person,” he said. “So we hope we’ll be there at the time frame I mentioned, correctly being the spring of 2022, but there’s no guarantee because it’s up to us.”
“If we keep lingering without getting those people vaccinated that should be vaccinated, this thing could linger on, leading to the development of another variant which could complicate things,” Fauci said.
In June, Fauci took aim at critics, claiming that his shifting stances were “not a result of my desire to flip-flop.” It was a change due to the fact that the evidence and data changed.”
But the truth appears to be that Fauci cannot predict anything about this virus because he is not the expert he claimed to be. Everything Fauci has said has been proven wrong.