Dr. Anthony Fauci has admitted making his latest mistake in coronavirus guidance, this time over when he thinks the pandemic will come “under control” — apologizing by saying, “My bad.”
The White House coronavirus czar had told NPR on Monday that if enough people get vaccinated the US could “really get some good control over this” by the fall or winter of next year.
But quizzed on it by CNN’s Anderson Cooper later the same day, Fauci stated:
“Anderson, I have to apologize. When I listened to the tape, I meant to say the spring of 2022, so I did misspeak,” he said.
He insisted that if “the overwhelming majority of the 90 million people who have not been vaccinated” now get the shot “I hope we can get some good control in the spring of 2022.”
"It's up to us," says Dr. Anthony Fauci of the effort to control the Covid virus.
"If we keep lingering without getting those people vaccinated that should be vaccinated, this thing could linger on, leading to the development of another variant which could complicate things." pic.twitter.com/pIQv3ilAom
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 24, 2021
Fauci — who has been under fire repeatedly for flip-flopping on his public advice from the early days of the pandemic.