The President of the United States, Joe Biden, said in an interview broadcast on Sunday (September 18) that the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is “over”, despite the number of Americans who die from the disease one day. Almost 400 people
In an interview on CBS television’s 60 Minutes, which was taped on Wednesday, the US president said, “The pandemic is over.”
“We are still facing problems with COVID. And still have to work a lot. But the pandemic was over. You can see that no one is wearing masks anymore. everyone looks fine So I think the situation is changing.” Biden said
The death toll from COVID-19 in the US has dropped from more than 3,000 a day when Biden took office. Because people have more access to treatment, drugs and vaccinations more widely.
However, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the average number of coronavirus cases is still close to 400 per day.
Dr. Eric Fegl-Ding, US health economics expert. Has published a tweet, “opposing” the views of the US president.
“No, with all due respect @JoeBiden you are wrong. The pandemic is not over yet. Americans are still dying from COVID-19 Almost 3,000 people a week, the death toll is the same as 9 / 11. Every week is no small matter. This is not talking about the #LongCOVID that has ruined the lives of millions.” Dr said. Feigle-Ding
A US official told CNN that what the president said does not mean the government will change its response to the coronavirus. And there are no plans to lift the public health emergency that has been in force since January 2020 and is currently being extended until October 13.
Biden has been quarantined at the White House for more than two weeks after contracting the coronavirus twice since July, while First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 in August.
The US president said the mild illness was proof that the epidemic situation had “improved” under his administration. But he is still asking Congress to approve an additional $22.4 billion to prepare for the number of infections in the United States. it came back to skyrocket again in the fall
Sources: Reuters, Mint, CNN.