(PresidentialHill.com)- American citizens will have to accept COVID-19 as a new respiratory virus, on par with influenza, says FDA Commissioner Robert Califf.
COVID-19 will be around for the foreseeable future, according to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock, and top vaccine official Dr. Peterk Marks.
In the Journal of the American Medical Association, they wrote that Covid would require yearly vaccines targeting the most dangerous variations of the virus.
Increased COVID-19 vaccine doses administered this autumn around the time of the regular influenza vaccination campaign can potentially prevent vulnerable persons from hospitalization and death.
The officials said that widespread vaccines, infection-induced immunity, and the availability of effective treatments might diminish the consequences of future epidemics. However, it’s time to recognize that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the new normal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing that while instances have increased marginally in the United States, they are still a tiny fraction of the cases recorded in mid-January when the seven-day average was roughly 800,000 per day. The seven-day average was around 68,000 per day as of May 6.
The virus is expected to circulate globally for the foreseeable future, alongside other prevalent respiratory viruses like influenza.
This information differs from what was said by public health experts in the years 2020 and 2021. For example, current White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci said in late October 2020 that President Donald Trump’s remarks when he compared Covid to the flu were inaccurate. Fauci said it wasn’t correct to make the equivalency.
In December 2021, Fauci told CBS News that Americans would likely have to deal with COVID-19 the same way they will with influenza.
The most dangerous variant seems to be Fauci’s inconsistent statements.
And Trump was right.