Secretary of Health and Human Services The European UnionJavier Becerra said on Thursday that although the country has made significant progress in its fight against COVID-19 Compared to last year, this pandemic is not over yet.
“300 to 400 people die in a day from Kovid. We haven’t been able to recover from it.”He told a group of journalists on a tour of a vaccination center in Washington.
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The comments of the person in charge of the Department of Health are worthy of the statement that the US President, Joe Bidendelivered the CBS network on Sunday, where he assured that “the pandemic is over.”
“Everyone thinks we’re much better off what the president said” More than a year ago, Becerra assured.
However, the statement of Biden It already has resonance among Republicans in Congress, who want to lift the declaration of a national emergency. COVID-19Announced by the White House in 2020 and last in February of this year.
A group of 17 House lawmakers wrote a letter on Monday asking Biden to scrap the measure, and on Thursday a Republican senator moved a motion for the Upper House to vote on the same.
“The federal government has spent some ten billion dollars, resulting in an economic crisis”The legislators wrote in the letter.
Becerra has now rejected the idea of lifting the emergency declaration, saying that in order to make a decision, he must wait for an announcement by the scientific community.
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“We’re going to wait for the scientists to guide us and tell us where we stand”blessed Assurance.
Between August and September 2022, the US reported an average of 356 deaths per day COVID-19 And disease caused by viruses is the third leading cause of death in the country after cancer and heart disease.