Democrats desperate to hold onto their emergency COVID-19 powers are hitting the airwaves to walk back comments made by President Joe Biden over the weekend that the "pandemic is over."
Joe Biden during an interview on 60Minutes says he believes the CoVid pandemic is Over. pic.twitter.com/B8CxdAJV1e— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) September 19, 2022
During an interview with Fox News Monday, Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna tried to explain what Biden really meant.
"I think what the president was trying to say is that the worst of the pandemic is over. Look, when you give a lot of interviews and every word is dissected as I know," Khanna said. "Obviously there's still long COVID, people who are vulnerable who have issues. I just got my booster shot for Omicron. I don't think we can be complacent about it. But what he was trying to say is, life is largely returned to normal."
On MSNBC Tuesday morning, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy attempted to stoke fears about an ongoing pandemic.
"Surgeon General" @vivek_murthy contradicts Biden, says the pandemic is not over: "We’re losing about 400 people a day on average to this virus. We need to get that number lower. We have people who are struggling with long Covid." pic.twitter.com/VJY6PbcxjX— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 20, 2022
Given Biden has repeatedly used the pandemic as an excuse to keep vaccine mandates in place and to reallocate student debt, he has completely undermined his own arguments and positions. Regardless, his statement about the pandemic being over is true.