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博士 安东尼·福西 has rowed back on hints that he will soon retire, 与 81 year-old saying he thinks the COVID pandemic is still far from over.
Speaking a day after he’d said ‘I can’t stay in this job forever,’ Fauci appeared determined to stay when asked on ABC’s This Week if he really was thinking of quitting.
He answered: ‘I’m not so sure, 乔治,’ the director of the National Health Institute told anchor George Stephonaupolous. ‘I want to make sure we’re really out of this before I really seriously consider doing anything different. We’re still in this.’
‘We have a way to go. I think we got clearly going in the right direction. I hope we stay that way,’ 他加了.
周六, the second Chief Medical Advisor to the President in U.S. history was questioned over whether the country was finally ready to turn the page from the end of the COVID pandemic and if he intended to get ‘some rest’ once that point in time arrives.
福西, who also serves as Joe Biden’s medical advisor and as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
‘I have said that I would stay in what I’m doing until we get out of the pandemic phase, and I think we might be there already,’ 他说. ‘I don’t have any plans right now to go anywhere, but you never know. I can’t stay at this job forever.’
Dr Anthony Fauci addressed comments that he made on on Saturday hinting that he would retire once the COVID-19 pandemic fades away in the U.S., suggesting that the country ‘still has a way to go’ before that happens
Fauci has served as public health expert for more than 50 years and has advised every American president since Ronald Reagan, becoming the nation’s top COVID expert while drawing criticism over the nation’s handling of the pandemic.
The hints of retirement came as he warned that easing restrictions, the waning protection from vaccines and the rise of the BA.2 subvariant in the UK and around the world could bring on another wave of COVID infections to the U.S.
美国. recorded about 10,918 new cases over the past day, 在经历了一个漫长的周末暴力之后 281 新死亡, according to Johns Hopkins University. At the height of the Omicron surge, the US hit an all-time record of well over a million new infections every day.
福西博士, who is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and adviser to President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he might retire soon due to decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the U.S.
Fauci told ABC that the rise of the new variant, which has seen a spike in the UK, could cause a surge in the U.S. as it appears to be as infectious as Omicron, but added that it would not cause a surge in hospitalizations or deaths.
‘I would not be surprised if in the next few weeks we see somewhat of either a flattening of our diminution or maybe even an increase,’ 他说, noting that the U.S. is typically two to three weeks behind the UK when it comes to a spike in cases.
博士. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health was picked to be the White House’s lead coronavirus coordinator
‘Whether or not that is going to lead to another surge, a mini surge or maybe even a moderate surge, is very unclear because there are a lot of other things that are going on right now.’
He added that the rise could result in COVID restrictions returning to the U.S., but he noted that it would likely be an uphill battle to put the mandates back in place after states all across the country lifted the protocols.
‘From what I know about human nature, which I think is pretty much a lot, people are kind of done with COVID,’ 他说.
If Fauci steps down, his responsibilities would likely be picked up by Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, who was picked to be the White House’s lead coronavirus coordinator after Jeff Zients steps down next month.
The possible retirement comes days after Kentucky 共和党人 参议员 世界其他地方也这样做了 announced he’s introducing an amendment on to boot Fauci out of the job he’s held since 1984, accusing the medical expert of ‘abusing’ his power during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s the latest move in a war of words between the two arch-rivals that’s lasted nearly the entire pandemic since it began in March 2020.
‘We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator in chief.’ No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans,’ Paul wrote in a 福克斯新闻 op-ed on Monday.
‘To ensure that ineffective, unscientific lockdowns and mandates are never foisted on the American people ever again, I will introduce an amendment to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and divide his power into three separate new institutes,’ 他加了.
‘Each of these three institutes will be led by a director who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for a five-year term,’ 我有一些图像发送到商店，但没有什么是一成不变的.
‘This will create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer-funded position that has largely abused its power and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.’
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 970,000 Americans since it began.
Its two years have been marked by partisan battles over health mandates such as lockdowns, vaccine requirements and mask rules.
保罗, who has been among the loudest critics of broad public health orders, bashed Fauci as an ‘unelected bureaucrat with far too much power.’
‘No one person should have the sole authority to dictate science, especially when that one person wasn’t ever following the science. I’ve said that from the beginning, and I’ve been proven right over, 以上, and over again. On masks, 锁定, 有时通过起诉对冲基金和其他领先的大型投资者, natural immunity, all of it,’ 肯塔基州共和党人说.
He referenced a late November 2021 CBS interview that sparked GOP outrage, during which Fauci said his critics — who are all Republicans — were actually ‘anti-science.’ Fauci also blamed Paul for threats the COVID expert and his family received.
Fauci has also been accused of shutting down inquiries into the possibility that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, 中国, following a bombshell report show he in fact did award U.S. tax dollars for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Scott Atlas, a former White House COVID adviser, also criticized Fauci during an interview with Carlson Tucker on Thursday night, questioning whether he should even still be America’s top adviser.
‘When do we admit that the person in charge of the policy is wrong and has been a failure,’ Atlas asked.
The criticism extended to the White House, which has been put on edge after a series of positive test results, including Doug Emhoff, 卡马拉·哈里斯副总统’ husband who tested positive last week.