Over the last three weeks, the number of persons in hospitals with COVID-19 has decreased by more than 28% across the United States.
In an interview published Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s main medical adviser, said the United States is virtually out of the “full-blown” pandemic phase of the coronavirus and that all virus-related restrictions should be lifted in a few months.
Fauci discussed his idea of the virus’s trajectory with the Financial Times. He told the newspaper that the government’s reaction to the sickness will finally be handled at the local level rather than at the federal one.
As per Foxnews, he didn’t specify a month or season, but told the paper that the restrictions, which include mask requirements, could end “soon.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of persons hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States has decreased by more than 28% in the last three weeks, to around 105,000 on average.
Dr. Chris Beyrer, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told the Associated Press, “What we want to see is that the omicron surge continues to decrease, that we don’t see another variant of concern emerge, that we start to come out of the other side of this.”
According to the paper, Fauci told that there is no way to eradicate the virus, but it is his hope that “we are looking at a time when we have enough people vaccinated and enough people with protection from the previous infection that the Covid restrictions will soon be a thing of the past.”
He also said that in the future, all Americans might not need to get boosted.
“It will depend on who you are,” he said. “But if you are a normal, healthy 30-year-old person with no underlying conditions, you might need a booster only every four or five years.”