On '60 Minutes' Sunday, Joe Biden, the US President, claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic was over. This marked a significant shift in the country's domestic policy, as it had been three years since the emergency measures were first implemented.
Despite the end of the pandemic, Biden noted that the country still has a problem with COVID. However, he noted that people were starting to show signs of improvement. This was a perfect example of how the public health system was improving.
In February 2020, Trump declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of COVID. This was three days after the WHO had also declared a global health emergency.
On March 13, Trump declared the Covid pandemic a national emergency. This allowed the government to spend a huge amount of money to fight the disease.
After Biden was named as the next president on November 7, he announced the members of his COVID-19 Advisory Board, which included several prominent individuals. On the same day, Pfizer released data from a clinical trial showing that the vaccine was 90% effective.
The U.S. now has over 99% Covid-19 seroprevalence, which means that there was virtually no exposure to the virus in the country. Despite the various measures that were implemented during the pandemic, such as lockdowns and mask mandates, everyone was exposed to the virus.
Despite the availability of vaccines, Biden was responsible for more COVID-related deaths than Trump. After over 600 days in office, Biden declared the Covid pandemic over.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has officially ended in the U.S., the damage caused by the response measures will continue to be felt for decades.