Not So Fast! Fauci Walks Back Biden's Brazen Claim That The US Will Go Back To Normal Next Year
Uh oh, I don't think Sleepy Joe is going to be pleased with Dr. Anthony Fauci. The doctor didn't 100% agree with Biden's claim that this whole coronavirus mess will be over by the end of the year. Fauci made it very clear that he can't predict when this will return to normal and would not confirm Biden's claim.
“You and the president have suggested that we’ll approach normality toward the end of the year. What does normal mean?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked. “Do you think Americans will still be wearing masks, for example, in 2022?”
“You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case,” Fauci said. “And again, it really depends on what you mean, by normality … because if normality means exactly the way things were before we had this happen to us, I mean, I can’t predict that.”
“But I mean, obviously, I think we’re going to have a significant degree of normality, beyond what the terrible burden that all of us have been through over the last year, that as we get into the fall and the winter, by the end of the year, I agree with the president completely, that we will be approaching a degree of normality, it may or may not be precisely the way it was in November of 2019,” he added. “But it’ll be much, much better than what we’re doing right now.”
Biden has created this facade that his administration was left with nothing from the Trump administration and they have had to 'start from scratch' but still promised that Americans would be back to normal by 2022. When pressed if he thought Americans will at least no longer need masks by next year the doctor said that all depends on the level of virus in the community.
“And that’s really important, because that gets back to something, again, that you said, if you see the level coming down really, really very low, I want it to keep going down to a baseline that’s so low, that there’s virtually no threat, or not no, it’ll never be zero, but a minimal minimal threat, that you will be exposed to someone who is infected,” he said. “So if you combined, getting most of the people in the country vaccinated with getting the level of virus in the community, very, very low, then I believe you’re going to be able to say, you know, for the most part, we don’t necessarily have to wear masks.”
CNN: Will a "return to normal" possibly not come until 2022?
Fauci: "That’s possibly that’s the case. It depends what you mean by normality." pic.twitter.com/sG9xBeTyu5
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 21, 2021
While Biden might be spinning this tale that he, and he alone, will defeat the coronavirus Fauci would not back up his claim. I seriously doubt that Biden will be pleased with the good doctor now. Especial since the interview went across Biden's base favorite news source, CNN.