Covid “will be eliminated, but not eradicated”: said the US immunologist, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and advisor for the pandemic of the White House, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which also this year takes place in virtual mode due to the pandemic.
“Of all the infectious diseases that have affected humanity, only smallpox has been eradicated. For Covid there will be an elimination, as it was for polio: in the US it is gone, but elsewhere it still does”.
“I don’t think people will always go around with masks, because it won’t be accepted”, but “in the new normal there must be an awareness of what the effects of a pandemic may be, there must be the ability to respond to a pandemic” Fauci added. In the future “a much more coordinated response will be needed” worldwide, continued the scientist, criticizing a certain reluctance to promote vaccination and the use of masks: “If everyone were aware of the importance of these measures we would be better off. all these deaths in our country “.