Dr. Fauci has already walked back his comments that the U.S. is “out of the pandemic phase.”
“I want to clarify one thing,” Fauci told NPR on Wednesday (April 27). “I probably should have said the acute component of the pandemic phase, and I understand how that can lead to some misinterpretation.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki also attempted to clarify Fauci’s comments on Wednesday.
“What Dr. Fauci was saying is that we are in a different phase of this pandemic, and that’s absolutely true,” Psaki said. She added that “we also know COVID isn’t over and the pandemic isn’t over.”