Dr. Fauci Issues Fresh Doomsday Warning That Dangerous New Coronavirus Variant Could Cause Deadly Winter Surge
The United States’ top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that a new, more dangerous Covid variant could hit this winter.
Despite the steady decline of Covid viruses and deaths since the summer, Dr Fauci said Americans ‘should not be surprised’ if a highly transmissible variant emerges as the months get colder.
Fauci, who is set to retire from his post as director of the National Institutes of Health in the coming months, has become famous for his grim warnings about Covid surges, although this is the first such forecast he has issued in months.
Dr Fauci has been painted by critics as a pessimist with little hope for the US’ recovery from the pandemic.
He did not identify a specific variant, but Dr Fauci said past winter surges should be an indication that the US is at risk of enduring another one.
The cases of Covid have consistently ticked up in the colder months when people spend more time indoors with less ventilation and less personal space than when outdoors in the summer months.
‘We are entering into the winter months, where no matter what the respiratory disease is, there’s always a risk of an uptick,’ Dr Fauci said.
Source: Dailymailonline, Cassidy Morrison