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President Biden caused waves when he declared in a “60 Minutes” interview that the COVID-19 pandemic is “over,” and his chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci joined those who sought to walk back that statement.
On Monday, Fauci aimed to qualify the president’s optimistic remark, acknowledging that while the worst of the coronavirus is over, it still remains a concern.
“What he really meant is that the very severe stage of the pandemic of having … 3,000 deaths a day — that stage is no longer present,” Fauci told Politico, adding that “people should not be cavalier that we’re out of the woods.”
Biden never said that COVID-19 was entirely a thing of the past, but as he looked forward to the first Detroit Auto Show in three years, he did indicate that the pandemic stage is in the rearview mirror.
“The pandemic is over. We…