Dr. Anthony Fauci, or as we like to call him around these parts, “Dr. Doom,” issued some advice on Monday that Americans stay away from large New Year’s Eve gatherings due to the current rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, along with the difficulties our country is experiencing getting tested.
It’s hilarious that this man thinks the vast majority of us give a rat’s tail about his recommendations on this anymore. The only folks who seem to pay any attention to Fauci are the radical leftists who think he’s a god and the mainstream media who has crafted that narrative.
What these people can’t seem to accept is that the rest of us have already moved on past the pandemic.
“We had a conflation of high demands because of the concern about omicron which is a justifiable concern, but the high demand that was triggered by the holiday season, people getting ready to travel getting ready to go and mix with family members and friends,” Fauci went on to stated during a talk on CNN’s “New Day.”
Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also acknowledged that “we should have had more tests available,” but insisted he wasn’t “making any excuses for it.”
More tests will be made available in January, Fauci said, but he warned that “it’s possible” that the numbers could rise to as many as 500,000 new cases of COVID a day, although he said he doesn’t fully believe the numbers will reach those levels. Meanwhile, omicron’s rapid spread means ringing in 2022 as part of a large crowd of revelers this year is not a good idea, said Fauci.
“I would stay away from that,” the White House chief medical adviser told CNN, stating that he has been informing people that if they have been fully vaccinated and boosted, it’s totally okay to gather in a family setting with your relatives.
Gee, how nice of King Fauci to graciously allow us peons to see our family if we’ve been jabbed.
“But when you’re talking about a New Year’s Eve party, we have 30, 40, 50 people celebrating, you do not know the status of their vaccination,” said Dr. Doom. Oops. Did it again.
“I would recommend strongly staying away from that this year … There will be other years to do that, but not this year,” he said.
The doctor also said the surge of new, omicron -spurred cases will continue “for a while” in the United States but he hopes matters turn around as quickly as they have in South Africa, where the variant was first reported.
At the time this piece is being penned, the United States is averaging almost 200,000 new cases of the coronavirus, with the delta variant clinging on, and the more contagious omicron variant now being responsible for the vast majority of new cases.
And rather than being excited about the omicron variant being less severe, Fauci stated that the number of cases are still going to stretch hospitals across America to the limit.
Because you can’t have Dr. Doom without a little gloom.
“It looks like the degree of severity of the disease is considerably less than they experienced with delta,” the doctor commented. “We’re seeing inklings of that now in the United States. The UK is also seeing that. So I do hope that we do have the net effect is a diminution in the degree of severity.”
“However the sheer volume of cases, particularly among the non-vaccinated, will cause crowding in already-stressed hospitals, said Fauci. He added that there are ways to help control the numbers of ill people, emphasizing that it’s important that people get vaccinated and then get their booster shots,” Newsmax reported.
“Boosters are always good for any variant but particularly for omicron,” he remarked. “If you are vaccinated and not yet boosted and your time comes for getting boosted, please get boosted. It’s going to make all the difference to prevent you from getting severe disease.”
Anyone else no longer caring for what Fauci has to say on this?