In an interview, President Joe Biden expressed his belief that the Covid-19 outbreak is “finished,” but he also said that the virus, which has killed more than 1 million Americans, is still a “concern” in the US.
“The outbreak has ended. Covid continues to be a concern for us. We’re still working hard on it. The epidemic is finished, though,” Biden remarked.
According to the World Health Organization and the US government, the Covid-19 outbreak is still an international public health emergency. But the President’s remarks come after other upbeat remarks from leaders in the field of global health.
The Globe Health Organization’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the Covid-19 epidemic was “in sight” of an end and that the world has never been in a better position to do so at a press conference last week.
According to Ghebreyesus, “Last week, the number of weekly reported fatalities from Covid-19 was the lowest since March 2020.”
Furthermore, “We are now in a stronger position than ever to stop the epidemic. Although the conclusion is not in sight just yet, it is close.
The US Centers for Sickness Control and Prevention revised its Covid-19 advice last month, urging the country to forego measures like social isolation and quarantines in favor of a reduction in severe Covid-19-related diseases.
However, the organization notes that specific individuals, such as those who are older, immunocompromised, have specific impairments or underlying medical issues, are at a greater risk for severe disease and may need to take additional measures.
According to Johns Hopkins University research, around 65,000 new Covid-19 cases have been reported daily over the last two weeks.
The number of reported cases is decreasing in practically every state. Nevertheless, approximately 400 individuals daily throughout the country pass away from COVID-19.
The CDC has predicted that new hospitalizations and fatalities would remain stable over the next month, despite the fact that official case numbers seldom indicate actual transmission levels.
According to research released last week by the CDC, for those hospitalized with Covid-19. The chance of death decreased to the lowest level it has ever been during the Omicron wave.
According to the researchers, several variables may have caused the increased mortality risk. It includes high immunity from vaccination, prior infections, and improvements in therapeutics. And disease-preventing qualities of the Omicron subvariants.