When President Joe Biden met with U.S. governors at the White House on Monday, he was the only one given a glass of water — lest anyone else remove their mask to take a drink. The president was seated more than 10 feet from everyone,
All restrictions will be dropped – not because they worked but because they didn’t.
Fauci says a vaccine that works against all variants is needed to end the pandemic.
Coincidentally, Fauci’s comments on the need for a broader COVID-19 vaccine were immediately met with the news that an Omicron-specific vaccine booster could soon be available anyway.
January 18 2022
It is too soon to predict if the Omicron variant of Covid-19 signifies the end of the coronavirus pandemic, White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Monday.
“It is very difficult to predict what the new normal would be like. I do not think the people would be walking around with masks on forever, but one new normal I would hope for is greater solidarity with each other,” he said.
The infectious disease expert also lamented the reluctance of many Americans to follow basic measures. “We have such a degree of pushback against regular, normal, easy-to-understand public health measures,” he said. “A reluctance to wear masks, to promote vaccination, to do the kinds of measures we know if we all pull together as a society we’d be much, much better off.”
The Danish government is to lift all covid restrictions on 1 February…
AS USA Update: 28 January 2022
According to the Danish administration of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Covid-19 is no longer a “critical” illness for society, and as such rules including the obligatory use of face masks in public places and restrictions on social and cultural life will be lifted permanently, with nightclubs also set to reopen.