Joe Biden has had his share of creepy and awkward moments during his career. Whether he’s lost his mind or just an idiot is up for debate.
This time, Biden took a chance to talk to White House reporters today. However, it ended up being another awkward and creepy circumstance.
One reporter asked “What’s behind your decision to end the COVID emergency?”
Biden grabbed the reporter’s hand and said “The COVID emergency will end when the Supreme Court ends it.”
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Reporter: "What's behind your decision to end the COVID emergency?"
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This comes after it was reported that Biden will end all Covid-19 Emergency Declarations on May 11.
In a statement from the OMB, it said “An abrupt end to the emergency declarations would create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system — for states, for hospitals and doctors’ offices, and, most importantly, for tens of millions of Americans.”
Biden will formally restructure the federal coronavirus response to treat the virus as an endemic threat to public health that can be managed through agencies’ normal authorities. The move is long overdue, as lawmakers have already ended some elements of the emergency declarations that kept millions of Americans insured during the pandemic.
Combined with most of the federal COVID-19 relief money, it would also shift vaccine and treatment development away from direct management by the federal government, which many are ready for.
Biden announced this week that he opposed resolutions brought before Congress by House Republicans that would end the emergency immediately. House Republicans are rightfully gearing up to launch investigations into how the government handled its response to COVID-19.
President Biden will put an end to the Covid emergency in May, as reported by the New York Times:
The Biden administration plans to let the coronavirus public health emergency expire in May, the White House said on Monday, a sign that federal officials believe the pandemic has moved into a new, less dire phase.
The White House wants to keep the emergency in place for several more months so hospitals, health providers and health officials can prepare for a host of changes that will come when it ends, officials said. Millions of Americans have received free Covid tests, treatments and vaccines during the pandemic, and not all of that will continue to be free once the emergency is declared over.
An average of more than 500 Americans are still dying daily from Covid. But at the three-year mark, the coronavirus is no longer upending everyday life to the extent it once did, partly because much of the population has at least some protection against the virus from vaccinations and prior infections.
Still, the White House said on Monday that the nation needed an orderly transition out of the public health emergency. The administration said it also intended to allow a separate declaration of a national emergency to expire in May.