In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” President Joe Biden expressed his belief that the Covid-19 outbreak is “The pandemic is over, said Biden” but he also admitted that the virus. Which has killed more than 1 million Americans, is still a “concern” in the US.

“The pandemic is over. Covid continues to be a concern for us. We’re still working hard on it. The pandemic is over, said Biden.

The Covid-19 outbreak is still an international public health emergency. According to the World Health Organization and the US government. But the President’s remarks come after other upbeat remarks from leaders in the field of global health.

The Globe Health Organization’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the Covid-19 pandemic was “in vision” of an end and that the world has never been in a better position to do so during a news conference last week.

According to Ghebreyesus, “Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths from Covid-19 was the lowest since March 2020”. “Never before have we had a better chance to put a stop to the pandemic. Although the conclusion is not in sight just yet, it is close”.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their Covid-19 advice last month. Urging the country to forego measures like social isolation and quarantines in favor of a reduction in severe Covid-19-related diseases.

However, the organization notes that some individuals, such as those who are older, immunocompromised. Have specific incapacities or underlying medical issues. Are at a higher risk for serious diseases and may need to take additional measures.

According to research from Johns Hopkins University, there were approximately 65,000 new Covid-19 cases reported daily over the last two weeks. The number of reported cases is decreasing in practically every state. Approximately 400 people each day across the country pass away from COVID-19.

The CDC has predicted that new hospitalizations and fatalities will remain stable over the course of the upcoming month. Despite the fact that official case counts are hardly ever indicative of actual levels of transmission.

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According to research released last week by the CDC, for those hospitalized for Covid-19, the chance of death decreased to the lowest level it has ever been during the Omicron wave.

The increased mortality risk, according to the researchers, may have been caused by a number of variables. Including elevated immunity from vaccination and prior infections, improvements in therapeutics, and disease-preventing qualities of the Omicron sub-variants.

2024 for Biden

In the interview with “60 Minutes”, which aired on Sunday, the President stated that while he had not made a “final decision” regarding his 2024 reelection plans, he did plan to do so.

“Look, like I stated at the outset, I planned to run once more. However, it’s only an intention. But have you really decided that I should run again? That is yet to be determined “added Biden.

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Led by the President, “I have a lot of respect for fate. I’m doing my job, that’s what I’m doing. I’ll carry out that task. After this subsequent election cycle, moving into next year, decide what to do in a reasonable amount of time”.

The President and senior administration figures have insisted that the President plans to compete for reelection in 2024, but Biden said in a December interview with ABC that it would depend on his health.

“I don’t want to get mixed up in this”

The FBI removed records from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August. Biden told CBS that he had not been informed of the contents of the documents and that he did not wish to interfere with any potential Department of Justice actions.

“Because I don’t want to become involved in the debate over whether the Justice Department should take certain potential steps or not, I haven’t requested for more information on those materials. I promised them that I wouldn’t direct them or advise them on whether or not to pursue a case “The pandemic is over, said Biden.

According to released court filings, the Justice Department confiscated 11 sets of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago while carrying out a search warrant for potential Espionage Act violations and other offenses.


When asked how he felt after seeing the FBI photo of a variety of documents discovered on Trump’s home, Biden replied, “How is it possible that could happen? How could anyone possibly be that careless?”

“And I wondered: What information would jeopardize sources and methodologies there? That refers to the names of those who offered assistance or, etc. And it’s just completely reckless, “added Biden.

According to Biden, no one has given him a briefing on whether the keeping of those documents at the former President’s home exposed any critical national security secrets.

“I haven’t directly discussed that or that matter with anyone. Both my administration and the National Security Council, I’m confident, are aware of everything mentioned above. But I didn’t, “added Biden.

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The US military will defend Taiwan in the case of a Chinese invasion. The President additionally assured CBS. When asked about the possibility of a Chinese invasion, which US officials secretly believe is becoming possible. The President was asked if “US forces, US men and women would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack”.

Biden said, “Yes”.

Biden has already deviated from the US strategy of “strategic ambiguity” when it comes to Taiwan. Biden declared the US would interfere militarily if China tried to add Taiwan during a May visit to Tokyo.

The White House has continuously stated that US policy hasn’t changed in reaction to Biden’s remarks, and “60 Minutes” noted that they also heard this after Biden’s answers in their interview.

In accordance with the “One China” policy, the US accepts China’s assertion that Taiwan is a part of China. But it has never formally acknowledged Beijing’s claim to the 23 million-person self-governing island. In the “60 Minutes” interview, Biden reaffirmed his dedication to fundamental principles.

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