Speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci continued pushing against any thoughts that the end of the coronavirus may be near, positing that America is only in “the bottom of the sixth” inning in its battle against the virus.
In baseball terms, the bottom of the sixth represents roughly two-thirds of the length of a typical baseball game, although if the score is tied, extra innings are added until one side wins.
Blitzer asked, “Before I let you go, Dr. Fauci, you and I are major league baseball fans. What inning are we in as far as this Covid pandemic is concerned?”
“Well, you know, we’re at least halfway through,” Fauci replied. “I hope we’re seeing, and I do believe, Wolf, I’m not trying to be overly enthusiastic about what’s going on vis-à-vis the vaccine program, which is so successful. But we’ve really got to not declare victory prematurely. So we’re in the late innings, but it’s not