Tonight’s 60 Minutes, President Joe Biden declared that the Covid-19 pandemic was “over” after almost three years of emergency Covid measures.
“Is the pandemic over?” CBS’ Scott Pelley asked.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden stated. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing a mask, and everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing and I think this is a perfect example.”
The coronavirus epidemic was declared a “public emergency” by the Trump administration in February 2020. This announcement was made 3 days after World Health Organization declared a Global Health Emergency.
On March 13, President Donald Trump declared Covid to be a national emergency, which activated billions of dollars in federal funding to fight the developing pandemic.
After Joe Biden is determined to be the president-elect on November 7, he announced the names of those who would serve on his COVID-19 Advisory Board. The same day, Pfizer releases data from its COVID-19 vaccine trial claiming that the vaccination was “90% effective.”
The U.S. is now at over 99% seroprevalence for Covid-19, This means that the virus was present in almost all Americans despite vaccine mandates and lockdowns.
Even with the vaccines, President Joe Biden would still oversee more Covid related deaths than President Donald Trump. He has declared the Covid pandemic “over” after 606 days of his presidency.