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US President Joe Biden has announced that the coronavirus pandemic in the United States is over. Although the number of deaths from this disease continues to increase.
In an interview with CBS’ “Sixty Minutes” (60 Minutes) on Sunday (September 18), Biden indicated that the Covid situation in the United States is over, but admits that there is “a lot of work to be done ” still to finish curbing the virus.
Biden said “we still have a problem” with the rapidly developing situation. Death statistics show that More than 400 Americans die from COVID-19 per day on average.
The interview was broadcast last weekend. Some of the shows were filmed at the Detroit Auto Show, where the President of the United States extended his hand to the crowd that attended the event.
“If you look around, you can see that no one is wearing masks anymore,” he said. “Everyone looks healthy… I think the situation is changing.”
However, a White House official told US media on Wednesday that Biden’s comments did not signal a change in policy. And the government has no plans to lift the public health crisis of COVID-19. and various control measures
In August, the US government renewed the state of emergency. This will take effect from January 2020 until 13 October 2022.
until now More than a million Americans have died from COVID-19.
References from Johns Hopkins University show that there are now more than 400 deaths per day on average over the past seven days, and more than 3,000 have died in the past week.
In January 2021, more than 23,000 deaths from coronavirus were reported in one week. On average, about 65% of the US population is fully vaccinated.
Some federal immunization regulations Still in force in the US It also requires medical personnel, military personnel and non-US citizens to do so and enter the US by plane Mandatory full doses of r vaccine.
Republican politicians criticized the president’s comments that sounded like a sign for the end of coronavirus measures.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted: “Now Biden said ‘The pandemic is over’ as he drives tens of thousands of healthy soldiers out of the military thanks to his coronavirus vaccination regulations. “
Yesterday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the United States, He came out to admit that the situation has improved But he said in a seminar at the Institute for the Discussion of Ideas in Washington, DC, that the daily death rate remains “persistent. ” “Unacceptably high”
“We haven’t gotten to where we want to be if we’re going to ‘live with the virus’,” Dr Fauci said.
He also warned that new species of COVID-19 are also emerging. especially in the coming winter
The United States recently approved a new vaccine suitable for the Omicron strain. The spread is the main species in the United States at the moment, with federal health officials asking Americans to get a booster vaccine to comply with the current epidemic situation
Last week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world was “not at the point when the epidemic ended”.
“We’re not there yet,” he said, “but we’re finally starting to see signs.”
COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the US economy. The National Bureau of Economic Research reported last week that COVID-19 and related diseases have killed about 500,000 workers in the United States.
said Biden He believed that the epidemic had “deeply” affected the minds of Americans
“It was a turning point for everything… people’s attitudes about themselves. their family the state of the country and the state of the communities they are in,” he said.
“It was a very difficult time,” he stressed.
More than 6.5 million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has been the country with the highest number of deaths. followed by India and Brazil.