Joe Biden announced that he intends to end the Covid emergency in the United States on May 11, briefly extending measures in place since 2020: what will change.
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President Joe Biden Intends to declare the end of the state of health emergency for Corona virus disease In the United States on May 11. That’s what the House tenant reported to Congress yesterday.
About three years after starting the program pandemicBiden’s decision is one new stage To respond to the Covid emergency, as US officials prepare to lift the last restrictive measures in place since March 2020.
Since then, most Americans have been in full to feed Against the virus and life has largely returned normal state. Even if an average of more than 500 citizens are still dying every day from Covid, for a total of more than 1 million deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In 2020, the Trump administration announced both national emergency that public health emergency, which will end on March 1 and April 11, 2023 respectively. In a congressional notice that arrived yesterday, the White House said it wanted to briefly extend the emergency declaration and then end it On May 11th.
An abrupt end to the emergency declarations would happen chaos And suspicion Across the health care system — to states, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and, most importantly, to tens of millions of Americans.”
A White House official explained that the decision to lift the state of emergency came thanks to The success of the vaccination campaign And reduce Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths, adding that the final extension of the allowance will allow transition gradual For healthcare professionals and patients in the new phase of the pandemic, a phase in which the virus can be addressed as an epidemiological public health threat managed through normal agency powers. The stage for which health facilities have begun to prepare.
What will change? The public health emergency enabled the government to deliver Free to many Americans Tests and treatments And Vaccines Fighting Covid, as well as offering greater social safety net benefits, to help the nation confront the pandemic and reduce its impact. “People will have to start to pay For things they didn’t have to pay for during the emergency, from even exams Vaccineshe explained Jane Keats, Vice President of the Caesar Family Foundation. “That’s the main thing that people will start to notice.”
Over the past few months, many Americans have returned to near-complete normalcy, putting aside masks and attending canceled events and gatherings at the height of the pandemic. But debate about the pandemic continues, especially during times when a new case appears alternative.
At the moment, the most popular in the US is the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant A legendary sea monsterwhich is the origin of nearly half of the new Covid-19 cases recorded in the country, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cdc).
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