Another year in this (scam)demic means another year where Dr. Anthony Fauci tries to ruin the holidays.
On Monday, “America’s Favorite Doctor” advised potential partygoers to stay away from large New Year’s Eve gatherings because of the rapid spread of the omicron coronavirus variant and the difficulties of getting tested.
He also acknowledged that the United States should have had more testing capacity before the variant caused another disease surge.
Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also acknowledged that “we should have had more tests available,” but insisted he wasn’t “making any excuses for it.”
Meanwhile, omicron’s rapid spread means ringing in 2022 as part of a large crowd of revelers this year is not a good idea, said according to the all-powerful Fauci.
Dr. Fauci on large NYE gatherings: "When you're talking about a New Year's Eve party when you 30, 40, 50 people celebrating and you do not know their status, I would recommend strongly stay away from that this year. There will be other years to do that." pic.twitter.com/PePjJM1xCl
— The Hill (@thehill) December 27, 2021
The doctor also said the surge of new, omicron -spurred cases will continue “for a while” in the United States but he hopes matters turn around as quickly as they have in South Africa, where the variant was first reported.
At this point, the United States has an average of almost 200,000 new cases of COVID-19 being reported, with the delta variant still holding on while the more contagious omicron variant is said to be responsible for most of the new cases.
Despite the potential of croweded hospitals given the new rise in Omicron cases, Fauci still never mentions alternative treatments which have proven effective in mitigating virus symptoms. Instead he emphasized that it’s important that people get vaccinated and then get their booster shots.
“Boosters are always good for any variant but particularly for omicron,” he said.
Fauci also appeared on MSNBC, where he warned that omicron may cause less severe symptoms but that it is not something that should be considered lightly.
“We still need to be extremely careful and getting people vaccinated,” he said.
Meanwhile, the CDC just lowered the amount of quarantine days required after testing positive for the Omicron variant. Self isolation must occur for only five days after a positive test.
The clown shows continues.
Author: Asa McCue