«Ómicron will infect everyone»: the warning of Anthony Fauci, advisor to Joe Biden

Anthony Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert and adviser to President Joe Biden, said the Omicron strain of the coronavirus «with its unprecedented degree of transmissibility, will eventually reach everyone.»

«Those vaccinated and those who receive the third dose will be exposed to the variant and many of them will probably get infected, but most likely they will not end up in the hospital and will not die, «added the specialist in a virtual chat with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

On the contrary, he warned, those who are not vaccinated «They are going to get the brunt of the serious aspect of this.»

As mentioned by the chain CNN, Fauci’s comments came in response to a question about whether the pandemic had entered a new phase. «That will come when there is enough protection in the community and medicines to easily treat severe COVID-19,» he considered.

«It is possible that we are on the threshold of that at this moment,» he added about the situation in the United States that surpassed his record of people hospitalized with covid-19, with almost 146,000 hospitalized patients, according to data from the Department of Health.

Of these, almost 24,000 are in intensive care. The previous record was over 142,000 and was broken on January 14, 2021, almost a year ago.

«There is 17 times the risk of being hospitalized, and 20 times the risk of dyingIf you are not vaccinated, then you are, «repeated Fauci during the appearance before the Senate.

Top Biden officials, including its top medical advisor Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walenksy, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Director Janet Woodcock , were summoned to testify before the Senate about the pandemic.

While most legislators focused their questions on the new isolation guidelines, the Republican senator Rand paul accused Fauci of being personally guilty of killing people.

Paul, who criticized the vaccination plan and no doses were applied, said Fauci was the «main architect» of the US response to COVID-19 and blamed him for the nearly 450,000 deaths since Biden took office.

«You attack me personally and with absolutely no evidence of anything you say,» Fauci replied.

Fauci, 81, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the attacks distracted him from the important work of tackling the pandemic and made him a personal target of violence.

«Suddenly, that incites crazy out there, and I have threats against my life, I harass my family and my children with obscene phone calls, «he claimed.


Fauci during the strong crossover with Senator Rand Paul. Photo: AP

Fauci recalled that in late December, a man was arrested on his way from California to the capital, Washington, armed with an AR-15 assault weapon and several rounds of ammunition.

The man claimed that he wanted to kill Fauci because he said there was blood on the scientists’ hands.

Fauci then showed a printout of Paul’s website that featured the «Fire Dr. Fauci» sign along with an invitation to donate to the Republican campaign.

«You are creating a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain»added.

The drama in hospitals

Hospital staff across the country are struggling to cope with the spike in cases. The United States National Guard was called in to help ease the pressure on hospitals.

In that sense, the Joe Biden administration plans to make 500 million covid-19 home test kits available to the public this month for free.

The Acting Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Janet woodcockHe said that while most people could contract the virus, the focus should be on keeping hospitals and essential services working.

Senator Mike Braun asked her if the United States should change the strategy against covid-19, to which the doctor replied: «I think it is difficult to process what is really happening right now, which is that most people will contract coronavirus. «.

Acting Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Janet Woodcock.  Photo: AP

Acting Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Janet Woodcock. Photo: AP

«And what we have to do is make sure that hospitals can function, transport and other essential services are not interrupted while this is happening,» he concluded.