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Nov. 28, 2022, 10:09 PM

Fauci Says Covid Shows Endless Threat of Infectious Disease

Immanual John Milton
Immanual John Milton
Bloomberg Editorial

The worldwide Covid-19 crisis shows that infectious diseases present a “perpetual challenge,” and officials have to be better prepared for them, outgoing presidential adviser Anthony Fauci said in an opinion piece.

While a rich and varied supply of treatments once lulled doctors into believing that infectious diseases no longer presented a threat, outbreaks from HIV to Covid-19 have reversed that thinking, Fauci said in the essay published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“It’s never over because we will continually be beset with new, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases similar to what we’re experiencing right now with Covid,” ...

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