Dr. Fauci’s ‘new normal’ still includes COVID
Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the country’s health response to the pandemic and adviser to seven presidents, announced his retirement from public service in December.
But he still has a lot to say, recently sharing his thoughts on why the pandemic isn’t really behind us.
“I think when you’re talking about new normal, you have to focus primarily on COVID,” Fauci said. “We have the emergence of infectious diseases more often than people realize. Many of them are relatively insignificant on a global level.
Read USA TODAY’s interview with Fauci here.
It’s Thursday, and it’s Coronavirus Watch from the USA TODAY Network. Here’s some other news to know:
View our COVID-19 resource guide here. See the total number of reported cases and deaths here. On vaccinations: About 79% of people in the United States have had at least one shot of the vaccine, and about 67% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
– Cady Stanton, breaking news reporter at USA TODAY, @cady_stanton