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Biden says COVID-19 pandemic is “over” in U.S.

President Biden says COVID pandemic is “over”


President Biden says COVID pandemic is “over”

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In an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday night time, President Biden stated the COVID-19 pandemic is “over” in the United States.

“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. … But the pandemic is over,” Mr. Biden stated. 

The interview was completed as he walked the ground of the Detroit Auto Show final week. Gesturing across the corridor, Mr. Biden noticed, “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it.”

Mr. Biden’s feedback got here just a few weeks after his administration requested Congress for billions of {dollars} to take care of its testing and vaccine packages by a possible fall COVID wave. But COVID restrictions have been largely eradicated in the U.S. and journey is again at pre-pandemic ranges.


President Joe Biden: The 2022 60 Minutes Interview

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Still, the president pointed to the pandemic as an enormous cause his approval score has been properly under 50%.

“This is a really difficult time,” he remarked to CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “We’re at an inflection point in the history of this country. We’re gonna make decisions, and we’re making decisions now, that are gonna determine what we’re gonna look like the next ten years from now. I think you’d agree that the impact on the psyche of the American people as a consequence of the pandemic is profound.

“Think of how that has modified every little thing. You know, folks’s attitudes about themselves, their households, in regards to the state of the nation, in regards to the state of their communities. And so there’s a variety of uncertainty on the market, a substantial amount of uncertainty.  And we lost 1,000,000 folks. 1,000,000 folks to COVID.

“When I got in office, when I— I got elected, only 2 million people had been vaccinated. I got 220 million— my point is, it takes time. We were left in a very difficult situation. it’s been a very difficult time. Very difficult.”

Hundreds of deaths are nonetheless attributed to COVID-19 each day in the U.S.

 

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