Is the Pandemic ‘Over’? Biden Says So, But Scientists Say That’s Up for Debate

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2022
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In a surprise moment in a “60 Minutes” interview, President Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic “is over.” While he correctly acknowledged that the coronavirus was still a problem, epidemiologists say there’s no single agreed-upon definition for what constitutes the end of a pandemic — and some say we’re not there yet.

In the U.S., around 400 people a day have died of COVID-19 during the first half of September, according to statistics reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Biden made his remarks at the Detroit Auto Show in...

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