Dr. Anthony Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to President seems to have vanished without a trace.
Fauci was last seen on Wednesday, giving an interview to Reuters. Reuters reported that Fauci said that it was time for normalcy to return to normal. U.S. officials stated earlier Wednesday that they were working on new COVID-19 guidance regarding many aspects of the Omicron surge’s response. This announcement came after several states, including New Jersey and California, Connecticut, Delaware, Delaware, Delaware, and Oregon, announced that they would be lifting mask mandates in schools and other public settings over the next few weeks. He said that COVID is a global phenomenon and that many countries, including the United States, are aware of it. They just need to get their lives back. It’s not a good idea to throw everything away and be reckless, but it’s important to get started.
Fauci seems to have ridden off into the sunset after the interview.
Fauci has made a name for itself over the past year as a proponent of the worst form of panic porn. The media was happy to take him on. The lack of clarity in messaging about masks, vaccines, and mitigation strategies, along with the overhyping of less dangerous variants, have all contributed to a decrease in trust among people for our unapologetic health authority figures.
The United States has survived a brutal omicron wave, which is brutal in terms of the number of infections and not necessarily their severity. Even Democratic-led states have abandoned masking protocols. The government’s handling COVID-19 has been criticized by pollsters, so Democrats are leaving.
The trucker protest in Canada, which is ostensibly about vaccines and the virus, has also become a cultural war. This fight is not only about the vaccines but also about how much power a government should wield over its citizens.
The Russia/Ukraine situation within Europe is also distracting everyone, to the extent that COVID-19 barely gets one percent of the coverage it received a week ago. The virus has become so widespread that it is almost impossible to remember it exists. Perhaps waiting for a lull to bring the virus back.
Since Fauci’s last major media appearance, we have seen a lot of news cycles. It seems like almost everyone in America has moved on from COVID-19 or Fauci.
If you spot an older man wandering around the streets, talking about COVID testing for Easter, and need to alert the authorities, they will be able to get him back to NAIAD.