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President Joe Biden said in a recent interview with “60 Minutes” on CBS News that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over. He noted that the return of large events and eased masking are proof that citizens can breathe a little easier following the pandemic that claimed countless lives.
The interview took place at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show on Wednesday Sept. 14. This marked the return of the annual event after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Biden was quick to add that coronavirus is still a problem. “We’re still doing a lot of work on it — but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing a mask. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing,” said Biden.
According to New York Times data, the U.S. is still recording an average of more than 400 deaths per day from coronavirus. Additionally, over one million Americans have died from coronavirus since the pandemic began back in 2020.
Despite Biden’s claims, highly contagious COVID-19 variants are still spreading worldwide. This made it much harder to fully eradicate the virus.
To address the spread of COVID-19, the Biden administration focused its messaging on the importance of getting vaccinated and receiving booster shots to improve immunity. The administration also worked to make antiviral pills and other forms of treatment available for those who were infected.
Last July, Biden himself contracted COVID-19 but he allegedly only experienced mild symptoms. Officials said Biden’s mild case was due to being fully vaccinated and Paxlovid, an antiviral drug.
America and much of the world has resumed large events this year, like the Detroit Auto Show, and abolished requirements that attendees wear masks or provide proof of vaccination. However, the U.S. still requires foreign visitors to be fully vaccinated before traveling to the country by plane. (Related: Biden wants more money to prepare for the “second pandemic” he promises is coming.)
Experts don’t agree with Biden
According to Bill Hanage, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health associate professor of epidemiology, noted that previous pandemics “ended” when people stopped counting “the fluctuations in cases large enough to merit calling it such.”
Hanage added that the end of a pandemic can be defined when “there is no longer excess mortality.” But things can get complicated since mortality shifts, like when those who would have normally been expected to be dying now died in 2021.
Additionally, mortality can be affected by the quality of healthcare. It might also be higher than expected if the pandemic has negatively affected the healthcare system.
Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist and director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University School of Public Health, said she thinks the pandemic will end when coronavirus no longer has the “ability to disrupt our lives.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) said COVID-19 is still classified as a pandemic.
Earlier this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden’s top medical adviser on the pandemic, said the U.S. was moving “out of the pandemic phase” with COVID-19. Fauci also highlighted the manageable levels of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States.
Biden previously argued that America turned a corner on the pandemic, specifically during a speech on Independence Day in 2021, when he claimed the country had the resources necessary to “declare independence” from COVID-19.
However, in the following weeks the delta variant contributed to a surge in cases and deaths in the country. By late 2021 into early 2022, the omicron variant also caused a spike in cases and deaths.
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