President Joe Biden has declared the COVID-19 pandemic “over.”
“We still have a problem with COVID,” Biden said in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night on CBS. “We’re still doing a lot of work on it … but the pandemic is over.”
While walking through the site of the Detroit Auto Show during part of the interview, Biden referred to the crowds: “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks.”
It is quite interesting that the president and his administration finally declared the pandemic over.
Even though for most Americans the pandemic has been “over” for quite some time, it’s clear that some of the administration’s die-hard supporters aren’t willing to let go.
You will still see many people wearing masks when you visit Washington, D.C., and Manhattan. And some online left-wingers weren’t happy with the president’s pronouncement in his interview with “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley.
It is possible to safely say that the pandemic will not end for some; for others, life will continue to be a constant cycle of social isolation, double-masking, booster shots, and double masking.
That’s their prerogative.
Of course, the Biden administration didn’t want to give the American people the prerogative if they disagreed with the president’s policies.
The timing of Biden’s proclamation is interesting and more than a little grating. It seems that little has changed regarding COVID-19 in the recent months, but the administration was happy using it to push through its political priorities.
Biden’s sudden proclamation of “mission accomplished” is grating.
It’s clear that the Biden administration has tried to have things both ways, continuing COVID-19 emergency policies when they’re convenient for the political agenda and dropping those policies when they aren’t.
Remember that Biden used this tool just three weeks back excuse of the pandemicYou can unilaterally declare student loan forgiveness.
His plan wasn’t just constitutionally dubious, it was a slap in the face to working-class Americans. It imposed a $300 billion bill upon taxpayers at a time when inflation was already spiraling out of control.
Less important but significantly pettier was the Biden administration’s decision late last month to prevent Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic from playing in the U.S. OpenBecause he refuses COVID-19 vaccinations. The administration has kept a vaccine requirement in place for foreign travelers and wouldn’t make an exception for Djokovic,even though he is a world-class athlete in peak health.
The Biden administration insists upon keeping the vaccine mandate, while looking for ways of dropping Title 42. This is a public health policy involed by Trump during the pandemic which allowed for rapid deportation for illegal immigrants.
As it has become obvious, the Trump administration is happy to keep the floodgates open at the border, regardless the risk to the American people.
The White House’s declared public health emergencyCOVID-19 will expire in October. Will that emergency be dropped, now that the pandemic is “over”? This is important, because the White House continues to try to secure over $20 billionCOVID-19 funding.
Although this huge sum of money may seem insignificant after the incredible amount of spending over the past few years it still feels like the Biden administration wants to extract every last drop of wealth from the American taxpayer before the gravy train ends.
If the pandemic is over it seems that the administration should stop trying to contain it. vaccine mandateFor all military personnel. The Army is struggling with a historic recruiting crisis. It seems that the crisis is made worse by the fact that the military must continue to administer the vaccine mandate after the pandemic has ended.
In addition, Biden’s Democrat allies continue to pursue repressive pandemic policies.
The New York City Department of Education just fired an additional “850 teachers and classroom aides” because they didn’t provide vaccine information by the Sept. 5 deadline, according to the New York Post. The vaccine mandate has already led to the dismissal of over 2,000 educators in New York.
This is happening even though the city faces a massive teacher shortage.
Police officers and firefighters number in the thousands lost their jobs because of New York’s vaccine mandate, too. Will they be able to get their jobs back?
One would think Eric Adams, a former cop and Democrat, would do something about this. So far, however, nothing has been done.
It’s no wonder that people flee New York City for Florida.
The bottom line is that for most Americans, the president’s sudden declaration that the pandemic is “over” means almost nothing. Biden’s announcement during his “60 Minutes” interview just points to the cynical and farcical nature of this administration, that they’ve juggled this decision mostly because of politics and not “science.”
It also points to the countless reasons that many Americans have completely lost faith in our country’s institutions and leaders.
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