Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) likened the new coronavirus type to the “overhyped” AIDS crisis. The strain has provoked additional travel bans around the world since it emerged as a possible concern late last month. Johnson compared the variant to the way Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned about the COVID-19 omicron variant.
As a precaution, public health experts around the world advise staying watchful against the variety until researchers have more information. In the 1980s and 1990s, Fauci was a key figure in American scientific efforts to treat HIV, which was particularly harmful to LGBTQ groups.