Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The leading infectious disease expert in the United States, Anthony Fauci, affirmed that the country is not where it should be in relation to Covid-19, after President Joe Biden considered the pandemic to be over, reported today .
In an exchange with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the advisor to the president for the control of the health emergency emphasized the importance of correctly handling future variants of the virus, taking into account the impossibility of eradicating the pathogen.
“How we respond and how we are prepared for the evolution of these variants is going to be up to us. And that brings us to the other contentious aspect of this: the lack of uniform acceptance of the available interventions,” he asserted.
In this regard, he recalled that more than two years after the start of the outbreak in the country, only 67 percent of the US population has been vaccinated and only half of them received a booster dose.
Fauci mentioned that the United States still registers more than 400 daily deaths from Covid-19, although that number decreased compared to the previous year.
In a dialogue with the “60 Minutes” program broadcast last Sunday, Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley that the country seems to be in “good shape” to get through the pandemic phase.
“We still have a problem with Covid-19, we are working hard on it; but the pandemic is over,” he asserted.
“If you notice, no one is wearing masks. Everyone seems to be in very good shape. And that’s why I think it’s changing,” she stated.
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States follows a trend of decreasing the number of cases with the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and last Sunday reported about 14,000 new cases. diagnosed.
The country accumulates a total of 95 million 494 thousand confirmed and more than one million 48 thousand deaths from Covid-19.