Dr. Fauci this week said Americans need to be prepared for another round of Covid restrictions.
Fauci also said he doesn’t think we will ever be able to determine if Covid lockdowns were worth it — then said more lockdowns may be necessary.
“I don’t want to use the word ‘lockdowns’ – That has a charged element to it, but I believe that we must keep our eye on the pattern of what we’re seeing with infections,” Fauci said during an interview with BBC.
Fauci said Americans should be prepared for more Covid restrictions if another variant emerges.
“Having said that, we need to be prepared for the possibility that we would have another variant that would come along,” he said. “And then if things change and we do get a variant that does give us an uptick in cases and hospitalization, we should be prepared and flexible enough to pivot toward going back – at least temporarily to a more rigid type of restrictions such as requiring masks indoor.”