In an appearance on CBS’s most-watched news magazine show, ’60 Minutes,’ Joe Biden, the President of America, said that he believes that the Coronavirus Pandemic is over. But, in addition, he told Scott Cameron Pelley, an American correspondent, that the U.S. still has a problem with the pandemic caused by the acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as it has taken the lives of 1,053,419 people in America.
According to media reports, it has been over two-and-a-half years since the start coronavirus pandemic, and in spite of coming back a new form of normalcy for several people across the United States, the country is still averaging about 400 fatalities amid the fatal disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, harsh reality of the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing obliteration.
During an interview, the United States President said that the deadly Coronavirus pandemic is over and America still has a problem with COVID-19; they’re still doing a lot of work on it, but the fatal pandemic is over.
The novel Coronavirus was originally identified from an outbreak in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in the People’s Republic of China, in December 2019. The WHO declared it a pandemic on 11 March 2020. As of Sept. 19, around 6,526,444 COVID-related deaths have been reported worldwide.
Furthermore, the WHO says the COVID-19 pandemic still remains a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), and the American administration still pronounces the pandemic as a Public Health Emergency. Although the Coronavirus disease public health emergency pronouncement is expected to expire by the end of October 2022, it’s anticipated that Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will issue a further extension.
Grab the Opportunity
Previously on Wednesday, the head of the WHO said in his weekly press conference that the number of reported Coronavirus-linked deaths was the lowest since March 2020. Therefore, he told journalists during the media briefing that, fortunately, the world has never been in such an ideal situation to end the Coronavirus pandemic, adding the end is in sight. However, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there’s still a danger of more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2, fatalities, and further uncertainty, so we must take the opportunity.
Currently, just under four hundred daily Coronavirus-linked fatalities are reported. Although, the daily number of deaths is too below when compared to 3400 daily deaths in January last year. According to the US CDC Director, the weekly average one-day fatalities are still too high, nearly 375 daily, too high compared to two hundred daily earlier in recent Spring. Moreover, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that 375 deaths daily is far too high for a vaccine-preventable disease (VPDs).
And according to CDC, over the last week, America has recorded 2500 fatalities, and since the start of this year, over 221K people in the U.S. have lost their lives amid Coronavirus disease.