The United States’s president, Joe Bidenassured that the coronavirus pandemic “is over”Although, he admitted that the country “still has a problem” with the disease that killed 1.05 million and infected 95.4 million in the country in the north of the continent, according to the authorities.
“We still have a problem with the coronavirus. We are still working hard on it, but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one is wearing masks. Everyone seems to be in good shape. And that’s why I think it’s changing,” added the president in a television interview, Télam replied.
His comments reflect the current status of much of US society, where restrictions have been largely lifted and flights have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. The president also addressed the low rates of support for his government and linked this fact to the impact that the coronavirus had on the minds of Americans.
However, the president’s remarks came just weeks after his administration asked Congress for billions of dollars in funding to maintain testing and vaccination programs during a potential wave in the coming fall.
“The impact on the minds of the American people as a result of the pandemic is profound. Think about how that has changed everything. People’s attitudes about themselves, their families, about the state of the nation, about the state of their communities,” he said.
Finally, Biden valued the management of the coronavirus carried out by his administration. “We have lost a million people to the coronavirus. When I took office, when I was elected, only two million people had been vaccinated. Now I have 220 million », he concluded.