President Joe Biden on ’60 Minutes’ tonight just declared that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is “over.” The president’s announcement marks a major shift in U.S. domestic policy after nearly three years of ’emergency’ Covid measures.
“Is the pandemic over?” CBS’ Scott Pelley asked.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden said. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing mask, everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing and I think this is a perfect example.”
In February 2020, the Trump administration declared a “public health emergency” due to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement came 3 days after the World Health Organization declared a Global Health Emergency. Read more