Biden said the pandemic is over but is it?
- In the United States, about 400 people are dying from COVID-19 every day.
- US government agencies have also eliminated mask requirements.
- The CDC no longer recommends post-exposure quarantine for unvaccinated people.
Washington: What? The COVID-19 situation Now that President who Biden has said. gave CBS 60 Minutes News Program Is the pandemic over in the United States?
Has America officially declared the end of the pandemic?
No, the US is still operating under a public health emergency, which was first declared in January 2020.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to renew the designation in October, but then let the public health emergency expire in January 2023.
Health officials such as Ashish Jha, the White House’s COVID-19 response coordinator, recently said that “the pandemic is not over” but acknowledged that a shift is underway in its fight against the virus.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week that the pandemic was “in sight”, but still urged nations to remain vigilant.
What’s happening now with COVID-19?
Virus, which Emerged in China At the end of 2019, more than 6.5 million people had died – including 1 million this year – and affected 608 million people.
According to the WHO, vaccines and treatments have helped reduce the death rate, and the global death toll from COVID-19 last week was the lowest since March 2020.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of about 400 people die from COVID-19 per day in the United States and an average of more than 4,300 are hospitalized per day.
What are the symptoms of an epidemic in retreat?
Biden made his comments at the Detroit auto show, North America’s largest, where the president noted that few people around him were wearing masks.
The CDC’s mask guidelines since February have recommended that people in counties with low or moderate levels of COVID-19 — now about 87 percent of the country — not need to wear masks indoors. .
US government agencies have also dropped mask requirements in federal buildings and other places with low or moderate levels of COVID-19 in the Washington area.
The federal government stopped requiring masks on public transportation after courts said it did not have the authority to do so. Most states have also eliminated mask requirements, including New York, as they try to convince more workers to return to offices.
Most schools across the country are abandoning remote learning for in-person classes, and the CDC said last month it would no longer recommend quarantines for people infected with the virus, making It will be easier for teachers and students to stay in class.
The CDC also no longer recommends post-exposure quarantine for unvaccinated people. About 95 percent of the U.S. population has either been vaccinated, already had COVID-19, or both, it said.
The United States has just launched a new COVID vaccination campaign with boosters designed for the Omicron variant, comparable to annual flu vaccination efforts, infectious disease Dr. Anthony Fauci.