Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Wednesday that the “pandemic phase” of Covid-19 could be nearing an end, following the approval of an antiviral drug from Merck and a vaccine for children ages 5-11.
During the CNBC Squawk on the Street interview, Gottlieb suggested that many people would “get comfortable going back into the office” as those two options become readily available.
“A lot of people who are vaccinated who are worried about going back into the office recognize the risk to them is low,” he said. “They’re vaccinated. They’re unlikely to have a very bad outcome from Covid. What they’re worried about is bringing a mild or asymptomatic infection back into their home where they might have