Fauci Says That COVID is No Longer a Pandemic

Megan Pitt '23, Editor in Chief

More than 2 years ago, the Coronavirus infected not only the nation but the entire world. With recorded cases on all 7 continents, the disease was labeled a pandemic. Now, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President, is saying it is no longer considered one.

As COVID-19 spread, it became global knowledge that both vaccines and infections could provide immunity to the virus. NPR says that now “nearly 60% of the population…have antibodies to it in their blood”. Thus, Fauci argues, the virus is of low risk to the majority of the population in the United States.

However, Coronavirus is still significant in other parts of the world, “including China”, as noted by NPR. While Fauci recognizes this as well, he also recognizes that the virus will never disappear completely. Nevertheless, he hopes the planet, and the United States specifically, can keep cases low.