Biden clarifies feedback declaring “pandemic over”

President Biden on Tuesday addressed feedback he made throughout a “60 Minutes” interview this week by which he mentioned “the pandemic is over,” per a pool report.

Driving the information: Biden acknowledged at a New York Metropolis fundraiser that he was criticized for the remarks — which sparked a protest exterior the White Home, organized by the nonprofit MEAction Community, campaigning for lengthy COVID victims. “Nevertheless it principally isn’t the place it was,” Biden added.

  • The president urged these in attendance to get booster pictures in the event that they hadn’t already.

Flashback: Biden mentioned in his “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, “We nonetheless have an issue with COVID. We’re nonetheless doing loads of work on it … however the pandemic is over.”

By the numbers: There have been 424,339 COVID-19 instances and a couple of,973 deaths from the virus up to now week, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College.

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