Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Biden Extends COVID Public Health Emergency After Declaring Pandemic ‘over’; President Biden Keeps the COVID ‘emergency’ Going So He Can Act Like a Dictator, and other C-Virus related stories

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Biden extends COVID public health emergency after declaring pandemic ‘over’:
The Biden administration on Thursday extended the COVID-19 public health emergency through Jan. 11 despite the president’s declaration last month that the pandemic was “over.”
The extension to the public health emergency, which was first declared in January 2020, accompanies officials’ warnings of a potential surge in infections over the winter.
Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, urged Americans to blunt the potential spike in infections by getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine, which targets dominant variants of the virus.
“If you are up to date with your vaccines and if you get treated, if you have a breakthrough infection, your risk of dying from COVID is now close to zero,” he told reporters Tuesday.
The public health emergency declaration has enabled the government to quickly get shots into arms and distribute testing and treatments for free.
It has also expanded Medicaid coverage to millions and been a legal basis for other claims of executive power — prompting suspicion from some conservatives.
But President Biden had declared that the pandemic had ended in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” last month when asked point blank by reporter Scott Pelley: “is the pandemic over?” --->READ MORE HERE
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President Biden keeps the COVID ‘emergency’ going so he can act like a dictator:
The Biden administration proclaimed Thursday that America’s COVID “emergency” continues. Yet last month President Biden told “60 Minutes”: “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.”
How can there still be an emergency when the pandemic is over? Because the “emergency” is that Democrats need votes.
President Donald Trump decreed the first COVID emergency in early 2020. Rather than an official White House proclamation, the latest emergency extension occurred via a bureaucratic form letter posted online: “As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services . . . do hereby renew” the emergency for another 90 days.
By this standard, as long as there are any “continuing consequences” from COVID, Biden can perpetuate the emergency that gives him vast new powers. Administration officials warn that COVID cases could increase in the coming months. Plus, another asteroid might pass within 100 million miles of earth, so better safe than sorry. --->READ MORE HERE
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