SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Medical personnel secure a sample from a person at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station at a Kaiser Permanente facility on March 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
UPDATED 8:35 AM PT –Monday, September 19, 2022
Joe Biden has declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
During a CBS News 60 Minutes interview on Sunday, Biden affirmed it might be time to move on. The Democrat said the country should continue still exercise caution with COVID-19 and that work still needs to be done in order to get the virus under control.
The World Health Organization (WHO) still designates the virus as a ‘public health emergency of international concern.’
While Biden was attending a car show in Detroit, Michigan, he talked to a 60 Minutes reporter and made it clear that people were not masked and were living normally.
“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID, we’re still doing a lot of work on it, but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one is wearing masks, everyone seems to be in pretty good shape and so I think it’s changing and I think this is a perfect example of it.”
Despite Biden’s recent remarks, last month the White House extended the public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 through October 13th. The Biden administration is continuing its policy on vaccine mandates.