Dr. Anthony Fauci, an American infectious disease authority, diagnosed that the United States is now out of the Corona pandemic.

The European Commission has also estimated that 60 to 80% of the European population is infected with the coronavirus, and it is estimated that they will get out of the emergency phase.

Correspondent Yunsu Kim from Washington.


Dr. Fauci, who has been leading the U.S. coronavirus crisis since the outbreak of COVID-19, said the pandemic is over.

The average number of new infections per day, which once soared to 1 million, has recently been managed at tens of thousands, he explained, explaining that the spread is at a low level.

[Pouch / Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: This country is definitely out of the pandemic.

In other words, right now, there are 900,000 new confirmed cases a day.]

Although Corona 19 will not be eradicated, it was expected that it would be manageable by getting a vaccine every year.

In the United States, BA.2, which is more contagious than Omicron, has recently become the dominant species, and the number of confirmed cases is increasing again, but it is not as explosive as in Omicron.

In particular, the average number of hospitalizations or deaths per day is similar to last summer, when it was the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Dr Fauci explained, however, that the pandemic is still going on when you zoom in on the global situation.

In the European Union, an analysis showed that 60% to 80% of the population in the region appears to be infected with COVID-19.

Despite the diagnosis that the pandemic is over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted that the number of new hospitalizations a day could increase up to four times over the next four weeks, suggesting that a glimmer of resurgence remains.