At this point in time, most Americans have put COVID-19 in the rear view mirror and returned to living their lives as best they can. This means the end of social distancing and other measures that were largely forced upon people in the name of stopping the spread of the virus.
However, many of the negative impacts of COVID-19 restrictions still linger. For instance, countless US military members lost their jobs due to the Armed Forces putting in place a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Everyday Americans who were forced to shut down their businesses weren’t all able to avoid going under or losing everything, either.
During a 60 Minutes interview this weekend, Joe Biden claimed the COVID-19 pandemic is “over.” Yet, in doing this, Biden’s opened the door to new criticism of virus-related measures that he has yet to repeal.
Holding the President Accountable
Biden’s statement on 60 Minutes has led to various lawmakers, officials, and everyday civilians calling for him to put his money where his mouth is.
That means rolling back remaining COVID-19 vaccine mandates and ceasing his use of presidential emergency powers.
NEW: President Biden said he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is "over" during his 60 Minutes interview.
Any remaining mask and vaccine mandate should be null and void immediately.
Future vaccines, treatments, tests should undergo complete FDA review and not expedited under EUA.
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) September 19, 2022
If the president truly believes the pandemic is done, then there’s no basis for American soldiers who lost their jobs over COVID-19 vaccines mandates not to be reinstated.
Of course, Biden has not made any steps to truly follow through with moving past the pandemic. To this day, Americans across the nation, and in various capacities, continue to suffer from one-size-fits-all restrictions with no basis in science.
Not only have Americans been calling for the president to repeal pandemic-inspired measures, but they’ve also drawn attention to the timing of this announcement.
Less than one month ago, Biden was seen outdoors wearing a face covering, despite being tripled vaccinated and boosted. Regarding COVID-19, little has changed within the past four weeks, except for the approaching midterm elections.
Your reminder that Biden was wearing masks outside *2 WEEKS AGO* but is now saying the pandemic is “over” because the election is coming up and he is completely full of crap pic.twitter.com/rxar5SLI6Z
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 19, 2022
On social media, a theory is circulating that Biden wants to forget about the pandemic as a means of helping his party win November’s House and Senate races. For months on end, the White House has been telling America, in one degree or the next, not to get complacent when it comes to COVID-19.
Biden’s even been pushing for congressional approval on more vaccine funds to avoid a “winter surge” of the virus. Needless to say, the timing of Biden realizing the pandemic’s end is a little too convenient.