President Biden announced that the Covid-19 pandemic in the US was over, but the government still had a lot of work to do.
“We still have a problem with Covid-19 and are doing a lot of work to deal with it, but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one is wearing a mask. Everyone is in good shape, so everyone is in good shape. I think the situation is changing,” US President Joe Biden told CBS’s “60 Minutes” on September 18.
The US government still defines Covid-19 as a Public Health Emergency, while the World Health Organization (WHO) says the disease remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. . The comments were made by Mr. Biden after many optimistic statements about Covid-19 from global health leaders.
“Last week, the number of weekly Covid-19 deaths recorded was the lowest since March 2020,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference last week. “We’ve never been in a better position to end the pandemic. We’re not there yet, but it’s in sight.”
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August revised its Covid-19 guidelines to urge the country not to apply measures such as isolation and social distancing, and instead focus on preventing infections. Covid-19 case progressed seriously. But the agency says some people, including the elderly, immunocompromised, have certain disabilities or have underlying medical conditions, are at higher risk of getting worse and may need to take more precautions. than.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the US recorded about 65,000 new cases of Covid-19 every day for the past two weeks. Cases are falling in most states. Across the United States, about 400 people die every day from Covid-19. The number of recorded infections does not accurately reflect the true level of transmission, but projections released by the CDC say that new hospitalizations and deaths will stabilize over the next month.
For those hospitalized with Covid-19, the risk of death dropped to its lowest level since the wave of infection caused by the Omicron mutation began, according to a study released by the CDC last week. The researchers suggest that a number of factors contribute to the reduced risk of death, including high levels of immunity from vaccination and previous nCoV infection, advances in treatments, and characterization of the The Omicron sub-variant makes them less likely to cause serious complications.
More than a million Americans have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic broke out in the country in early 2020. The US and much of the world has returned to hosting major events over the past year, but the country still loves Foreigners are required to be fully vaccinated upon entry by air.
In an interview yesterday, Mr. Biden said “the impact of the pandemic’s consequences on the psyche of the American people is very profound”.
“When I first took office, only two million people were vaccinated. Now that number is 220 million, my view is that it takes time,” he added. “We have been put in a very difficult situation.”
Huyen Le (Theo CNN, AFP, Hill)