Washington: The “full-blown” pandemic phase of Covid-19 is almost over in the US, according to top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci said that a combination of vaccinations, treatments, and prior infection would soon make the virus more manageable in the country, Financial Times reported.
As a result, he noted that he soon hopes to see an end to all pandemic-related restrictions in the coming months, including mandatory wearing of masks.
However, he warned local health departments could reintroduce measures temporarily if outbreaks are detected in the community.
“As we get out of the full-blown pandemic phase of Covid-19, which we are certainly heading out of, these decisions will increasingly be made on a local level rather than centrally decided or mandated,” Fauci was quoted as saying.