During a segment on ABC’s "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, Fauci said that possibly, if "certain conditions" are met, Mother's Day 2022 might look close to "normal."
"I hope that next Mother’s Day, we’re going to see a dramatic difference than what we’re seeing right now. I believe that we will be about as close to back to normal as we can. And there’s some conditions to that, George," Fauci told Stephanoupolous.
"We’ve got to make sure that we get the overwhelming proportion of the population vaccinated."
"There aren’t a lot of vulnerable people around. And where there are not a lot of vulnerable people around, you’re not going to see a surge. You’re not going to see the kinds of numbers we see now. That being the case, I think we can approach what we use to remember as normal before all of this tragedy happened," Fauci continued.
Fauci also opined on the grave situation in India:
"They really got to get hospital beds and do really what the Chinese did way back a year or so ago, where you essentially build up with – the equivalent of field hospitals. You’ve got to get that. You can’t have people out in the street not having a hospital bed," Fauci said.