It has certainly been a long time coming, and Americans likely couldn’t be happier.
Our lives are beginning to return to normal in 2022, after two years of pandemic-influence lockdowns, mandates, and a whole lot of online arguments…many of which were sparked by the work of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime White House epidemic adviser.
But now, with the evidence mounting, even Fauci has been forced to give up the ghost.
From a recent interview with PBS:
‘We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,’ Fauci said. ‘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.
‘So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are. What we hope to do, I don’t believe — and I have spoken about this widely — we’re not going to eradicate this virus.’
This doesn’t mean that vaccines are going away, however.
‘If we can keep that level very low, and intermittently vaccinate people — and I don’t know how often that would have to be.
‘That might be every year, that might be longer, in order to keep that level low. But, right now, we are not in the pandemic phase in this country.
Fauci’s reluctance to move back toward normalcy in America was largely criticized, particularly by economically-minded conservatives who feared that such an aversion to risk could pose unflinching fiscal risks for the nation at large.