Dr. Fauci Predicts Another Winter of Our Discontent

Dr. Fauci Predicts Another Winter of Our Discontent

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Dr. Ron Brown – Opinion Editorial

August 24, 2021

On Monday, August 23, 2021, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, clarified and restated his prediction that "If we can get through this winter and get really the majority—overwhelming majority of the 90 million people who have not been vaccinated, vaccinated, I hope we can start to get some good control in the spring of 2022." Dr. Fauci corrects prediction on when US may have control over Covid-19 (cnn.com). Dr. Fauci added that COVID-19 infections this winter, the third winter of the pandemic, could be further complicated by other respiratory viral infections such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a type of common cold virus.

Dr. Fauci’s pessimistic forecast is unwelcome to many people expecting that the COVID-19 pandemic would be behind us by the arrival of this winter. If the pandemic is not under control as the usual seasonal respiratory infections begin to rise during the fall, winter, and early spring, what will end th...

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