Fauci apologizes for gaffe in COVID-19 analysis: ‘My bad’
Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted his latest mistake in coronavirus guidance and apologized for the gaffe by saying, “My bad.”
Fauci told NPR on Monday that if enough Americans get vaccinated, the country could “really get some good control over this” by the fall or winter of 2022.
Later that day, while speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Fauci said he actually thinks “control” will come earlier.
“Anderson, I have to apologize. When I listened to the tape, I meant to say the spring of 2022, so I did misspeak,” Fauci said. “I didn’t mean the fall — I misspoke. My bad.”
Fauci, who received criticism in the past for fickle advice regarding pandemic guidelines, said that the timeline could potentially change again.
“If we keep lingering without getting those people vaccinated that should be vaccinated, this thing could linger on, leading to the development of another variant which could complicate things,” Fauci said.