Becker's Healthcare January 19, 2022
Mackenzie Bean

Anthony Fauci, MD, on Jan. 17 cautioned against overestimating global progress in controlling COVID-19, saying the world is still in the first of five pandemic stages, according to Fortune

Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, issued the remarks during the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual conference. 

Below is a breakdown of the five pandemic stages:

1. Pandemic. We are still in the pandemic stage “where the whole world is really very negatively impacted as we are right now,” Dr. Fauci said.

2. Deceleration. The next stage is deceleration, in which the world sees a slowdown in newly confirmed cases. Dr. Fauci said it’s too soon to know whether natural immunity will cause new...

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