Dr. Anthony Fauci joined the White House in defending President Joe Biden’s comment to 60 Minutes that the ‘pandemic is over’ saying Wednesday that ‘it really becomes semantics and about how you want to spin it.’
‘Well, obviously, that’s the question du jour that I’ve gotten maybe 500 times since Sunday,’ he said at the Atlantic Festival in Washington. ‘What the president was referring to, and if you look at the entire quote – it’s not incompatible with what I said the day before, that we still have a lot of challenges ahead.’
During Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, host Scott Pelley pointed out to the president that they were walking around the first Detroit Auto Show in three years and then asked, ‘Is the pandemic over?’
‘The pandemic is over,’ Biden replied. ‘We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. It’s – but the pandemic is over.’
‘If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing….