President Biden: ‘The pandemic is over’

President Biden: 'The pandemic is over' – Bent Corner
President Joe Biden (left) and Scott Pelley walking through the Detroit Auto Show.

President Joe Biden appeared on 60 Minutes last night and shared with interviewer Scott Pelley that the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

From CNN:

President Joe Biden said he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is “over” in an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” but acknowledged the US still has a “problem” with the virus that has killed more than 1 million Americans.

“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s – but the pandemic is over,” Biden said.

Isn’t this great? I only wish he had announced this on Saturday. Maybe then I wouldn’t have tested positive for COVID-19. It’s kind of embarrassing to get COVID-19 after the pandemic is over. It’s kind of like getting shot by a Japanese sniper hiding in a cave in Guam the day after Japan surrendered to the Allies. Would you even get a Purple Heart for your bullet wound? Probably not since it technically happened after the war.

I’m just lucky I got infected with the Omicron BA.5 variant of SARS-CoV-2. I’d say it’s like having a head cold, but my head colds are usually a lot worse than what I’m experiencing now. My only concern now is the chance of developing long covid.

I am looking forward to having natural immunity. Contracting COVID-19 will give me much better immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus than only being vaccinated. I will not need to wear an N95 mask when I no longer have COVID-19.

Is the pandemic over? Not hardly.

From the New York Times:

“We’ve had two million cases reported over the last 28 days, and we know underreporting is substantial,” said Dr. Michael T. Osterholm, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Minnesota. Covid-19, he said, “continues to be the No. 4 cause of death in the country.”

When it comes to COVID-19, Dr. Osterholm is someone I listen to. He’s the type of infectious disease expert Biden should be listening to, not whoever told him the pandemic was over. If Biden is going to lie about the pandemic, we might as well have Donald Trump as our president.

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