Fauci Tells Economic Forum Omicron Variant May Not Signal Pandemic’s End

Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s point man on the COVID-19 pandemic, said Monday the omicron variant of COVID-19 might not be the end of the two-year pandemic, CNBC reported.

“It is an open question whether it will be the live virus vaccination that everyone is hoping for,” Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, told international business and political leaders at the virtual “Davos Agenda” World Economic Forum on Monday. “I would hope that that’s the case. But that would only be the case if we don’t get another variant that eludes the immune response of the prior variant.”

According to the report, Fauci said the natural immunity one gets after recovering from the disease, and vaccinations developed since the start of the pandemic, may mutate into yet another variant that is more resistant.

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