Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, says the United States is “certainly” past the pandemic stage of fighting the coronavirus, though he acknowledges it continues in other countries around the world.
“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” he told PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff on Tuesday. “We don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now. So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are.”