Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that President Joe Biden’s prediction that life will mostly be back to normal by March next year is too optimistic, Breitbart reported.
Fauci, who is Biden's chief medical adviser, said at an event organized by the University of Edinburgh that “I don’t think we’re going to be completely normal a year from now. But I hope we’re well on the way to normality so that we can ultimately get the world protected at the same time as we get economic recovery so that all the unintended consequences of shutting down begin to normalize, including other health issues that have arisen because of the shutdown.”
Biden had earlier told a reporter that “my hope is by this time next year, we’re going to be back to normal and before that. I hope,” although the president added that he had been cautioned not to give an answer, because “we don’t know for sure.”
Fauci told his online audience that “It is important to realize that variants arise and if you suppress the virus in one country, but it is allowed to spread uninhibited in other areas of the world, sooner or later, the variants… will come back and rekindle the outbreak, even in countries that seem to have it under control,” The National reported.
He emphasized that reopening societies and economies too quickly can be risky and cause a “resurgence of infection,” although he added that it is a “delicate balance,” because if you open up too slowly then you can have unintended mental health and economic problems.
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