Despite hundreds of daily deaths, Joe Biden says “pandemic is over”

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The President of the United States, Joe Biden, said in an interview on Sunday that “the pandemic is over,” although the country continues to face coronavirus infections that kill hundreds of Americans daily.

“The pandemic is over,” Biden said during an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that was taped on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show, an event that drew thousands of visitors.

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“We still have a problem with the Covid-19 . We are still working a lot on it. But the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one is wearing masks. Everyone seems to be in very good shape. And so I think it’s changing.”

The number of victims of the Covid pandemic has declined significantly since the beginning of Biden’s term, when more than 3,000 Americans a day were dying, as care, drugs and vaccines became more widely available.

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But nearly 400 people a day continue to die from Covid-19 in the United States, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Biden spent more than two weeks in isolation at the White House after two Covid crises, starting in July. His wife Jill contracted the virus in August. Biden said the mild cases are testament to improvements in care during his presidency.

Biden has asked Congress for an additional $22.4 billion in funding to prepare for a potential surge in cases of the disease.

Source: CNN Brasil

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