adviser to the White House Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci says officials need more than 0.5B for COVID-19 response Healthcare – Pelosi shoots higher on COVID-19 funding Pelosi says the White House should request B in new COVID assistance MORE warns that the COVID-19 infection rate is likely to increase in the next few weeks in the US following their dramatic decline following the rapid spread of the omicron variant across the country.
“I would not be surprised if in the next few weeks we see something of either a flattening of our reduction or maybe even an increase,” Fauci said on the ABC News podcast “Start Here.” It writes ABC News.
“Whether it will lead to another increase, a mini increase or maybe even a moderate increase is very unclear because there are a lot of other things going on right now,” he added.
Cases have fallen sharply across the country over the past two months, with the average number of new cases totaling just over 30,000.
Fauci’s prediction is based on the United Kingdom, where cases have started to rise slightly, although “their use of intensive care units is not increasing, meaning they do not see a recovery from serious illness,” Fauci added.
The increase in cases comes as the BA.2 variant experiences an increase in the US, where Fauci predicts on the podcast that the variant will overtake the omicron in the future.
The United States has just begun easing COVID-19 restrictions after two years of pandemic policies such as masking and social distancing.
All U.S. states have dropped their mask mandates when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said most areas in the U.S. did not need to require masks indoors.