Biden: ‘The pandemic is over’

  • Biden: ‘The pandemic is over’

    Kate Sullivan Jamie Gumbrecht Allie Malloy Kevin Liptak
    By Kate Sullivan, Jamie Gumbrecht, Allie Malloy and Kevin Liptak, CNN

    Updated 9:39 PM EDT, Sun September 18, 2022

    CNN —

    President Joe Biden said he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is “over” in an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” but acknowledged the US still has a “problem” with the virus that has killed more than 1 million Americans.

    “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s – but the pandemic is over,” Biden said.

    The US government still designates Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency and the World Health Organization says it remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. But the President’s comments follow other hopeful comments from global health leaders.

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said in a news briefing last week that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was “in sight,” and that the world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic.

    “Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths from Covid-19 was the lowest since March 2020,” Ghebreyesus said. “We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic. We’re not there yet, but the end is in sight.”

    Last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adjusted its Covid-19 guidance to urge the nation away from measures such as quarantines and social distancing and instead focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19. But the agency says some people, including those who are older, immunocompromised, have certain disabilities or underlying health conditions, are at higher risk for serious illness, and may need to take more precautions.

    There were about 65,000 new Covid-19 cases reported each day over the past two weeks, data from Johns Hopkins University shows, and reported cases are dropping in almost every state. Across the United States, about 400 people are dying every day from Covid-19. Although official case counts are far from representative of true levels of transmission, forecasts published by the CDC say that new hospitalizations and deaths will hold steady for the next month.

    For people hospitalized for Covid-19, the risk of dying fell to the lowest it’s ever been during the Omicron wave, according to a study published last week by the CDC. The researchers suggest that there were several contributing factors to the improved mortality risk: high levels of immunity, both from vaccination and previous infection, advances in treatments and properties of the Omicron subvariants that made them less likely to cause disease.



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  • Where's his "Mission Accomplished" banner??

    "I admit that the Negro...has made little progress from barbarism to civilization, and that he is in a deplorable condition since his emancipation. That he is worse off in many respects, than when he was a slave, I am compelled to admit..."

    - Frederick Douglass

  • The left wing media is going batshit crazy over him saying that. He will do a reverse soon you watch. Can't have kids in school or in person voting.


    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • One interesting fact on this.... Title 42 is keeping about half the illegals who want to get across... sent back. This was a 'covid emergency act' by the great president Trump. It has gone back and forth through the courts but mostly? it stands so long as 'covid' is a thing.

    Covid no longer a thing? The last of the floodgates are open.

    I mean.. this is what a paranoid cynical person would think.


    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

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