President Biden Declares Pandemic Is Over

President Biden Declares Pandemic Is Over

Biden Says We’ve Crossed The Finish Line – But Not Everyone is Happy

( – For nearly three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged, causing destruction in its path. According to the CDC, more than one million people in the US died from the virus. Still, the vast majority of those who caught the illness survived, making it frustrating for businesses and ordinary people who have been dealing with various restrictions for years at this point.

Over the last several months, the virus has mutated into a much less deadly variant, allowing the country to operate relatively normally. President Joe Biden recently declared the health emergency has ended. Now, Conservatives want to get rid of the remaining safety measures.

It’s Over

On Sunday, September 18, CBS aired a “60 Minutes” interview with Biden. Journalist Scott Pelley recently accompanied the POTUS to the first Detroit Auto Show in three years. Taking that as a sign the country is finally on the other side of the pandemic, the reporter asked the president to confirm his thoughts. “Is the pandemic over?” Pelley asked.

Biden responded by saying, “The pandemic is over.”

The president continued, adding that COVID-19 is still an issue around the country, but for the most part, people have given up masks. “Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape,” Biden asserted.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also previously said the US was moving toward the endemic stage. That means there will likely continue to be flare-ups in certain areas in the future, but the accelerating, acute phase of the outbreak is over.

Calls for Action

On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) responded to the remarks made by Biden, asking when the US government would welcome back into the military those service members discharged for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) criticized the president for declaring the pandemic over but still using emergency powers for liberal policies like student loan forgiveness.

Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) also wanted to know when the POTUS intends to end the military vaccine policy. She mentioned the administration was also forcing children to wear masks in the Head Start program, a policy the administration is already ending.

Biden also faces criticism from medical professionals and immunocompromised people who have pointed out that hundreds of people are still dying every day. They claim the pandemic isn’t over, especially for high-risk individuals.

What do you think? Should Biden lift all restrictions and requirements?

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