Biden ends the pandemic

Washington.— Despite the fact that 400 or 500 Americans continue to die every day from Covid-19, President Biden commented that “the pandemic is over.”

Don’t tell the likes of Debra McCoskey Reisert, whose mother died in early August, though. Nor to Ben HsuBorger, who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that is usually caused by viruses, including the coronavirus. Nor to Peter W. Goodman, whose wife died on August 17.

“It’s not over for me,” said a grieving 76-year-old Goodman, who is retired after working as a journalism professor at Hofstra University on Long Island.

He and his wife Debbie, 70, both fell ill with Covid-19 last month. He recovered, but his wife did not.

The president made that statement during an interview that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” show Sunday night.

By Monday morning, he was met with a lot of flak — with patients saying the president was being insensitive at best and some public health experts saying his words were not in line with the science.

“We’ve had two million recorded cases in the last 28 days, and we know there are substantial unreported cases,” said Dr. Michael T. Osterholm, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota. “Covid-19 continues to be the fourth leading cause of death in the country.”

In the interview with “60 Minutes,” which was recorded during the Detroit Auto Show last week, Biden admitted that “we continue to have problems with Covid-19,” but also highlighted an unmasked crowd at the show. Show.

“The pandemic is over,” he said, “If you look, no one is wearing a mask. Everyone seems to be in good health.”

The White House said Monday that the president was simply saying what many Americans are seeing and feeling, and that Biden was commenting on what he has been saying for a long time — that the nation has vaccines and treatments to fight the coronavirus and that for most people, this virus is not a death sentence.

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