On Monday, “60 Minutes” quickly began to trend after President Joe Biden appeared on the show the night before. During his interview, Biden declared that the pandemic is over, however, there is still work that needs to be done as COVID-19 remains a problem.
According to CBS New York, Biden made those remarks last week while walking the floor of the Detroit Auto Show. He continued to say,
“If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it.”
However, CBS. points out that Biden’s statement is not similar to the Dr. Ashish Jha, who is the White House’s top official when it comes to COVID-19. Back on September 6th, Dr. Jha said to reporters,
“The pandemic isn’t over. And we will remain vigilant, and of course, we continue to look for and prepare for unforeseen twists and turns.”
Although restrictions have scaled back tremendously and the travel rate has returned to its pre-pandemic level, there are still at least 400 deaths from COVID a day nationwide, according to CBS.
However, it has been recognized that the rate of hospitializations have slowed down significantlly. Officials have credited a widespread of immunity from vaccines and prior infections, and the use of COVID-19 treatments as factors that have helped lower cases this past summer.
As previously reported, last month, the CDC announced that they no longer recommend social distancing and quaratine for COVID-19. However, those who do test positive for the virus are recommended to stay at home for at least five days and wear a mask around others for ten days.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94