US President Biden: Corona pandemic is over

Government : US President Biden: Corona pandemic is over

US President Joe Biden on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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Washington (AP) – US President Joe Biden has declared the corona pandemic over. “The pandemic is over, but we still have a problem with Covid,” Biden said in a TV interview. The interview was recorded on Thursday, including when Biden visited the Detroit Auto Show in Michigan. “As you can see, no one is wearing a mask here. Everyone seems to be in pretty good shape, so I think the situation is changing and I think this is a perfect example of that,” the US President said.

The US President tested positive for Corona in July and was treated with the Covid drug Paxlovid. At the end of August, his wife Jill contracted the virus and was also treated with the drug. In the USA , around 390 people die every day on a seven-day average as a result of Covid 19 disease. US authorities recently approved two corona vaccines adapted to the omicron variant. The two preparations are so-called bivalent mRNA vaccines from the companies Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna.

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