Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been all over the map when it comes to his statements about the coronavirus pandemic. This week, he said that the U.S. is out of the pandemic phase - a statement that contradicts his comments from January in which he said that we were still only in the first stage of this global outbreak. It's hard to know what to believe when it comes to anything Dr. Fauci says, but suddenly he wants even better data collection.
In PBS NewsHour’s with Judy Woodruff, Dr. Anthony Fauci said,
"I am virtually certain that we are undercounting the number of infections..."
There are many people, people who I know myself, friends and others, who get infected, who do an antigen test, don't get many symptoms, but don't report it to anyone. So, the fact is, there are infections that are not getting centrally reported.
So I do believe that there's an undercount. We should do better than that. We should probably be able to track them much better."
His response to the problem,
“I would like to see a way where, when you get an antigen test, somehow or other, you can put it in an app and just get some way of recording it,” he said.
It's the spring of 2022, one would think that accurate data collecting standards would have been in place long before the pandemic became a problem. Should we be questioning his sudden need for 'accurate' data and reporting? The real question is what he would do with such information and how he would twist it to his agenda.