The country has not overcome the pandemic, assures the US health secretary

The secretary of Health Y Human Services of state Joined (US), Xavier Becerrapointed out that “although the country has made significant progress in its fight against covid-19 compared to last year, the pandemic It is not over yet”.

During a visit to a vaccination in Washingtonsaid that “between 300 and 400 people a day die from covid. We haven’t gotten over it.”

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The manager’s comments Health contradict the statements that the US president, Joe Bidengave Sunday to the chain CBSwhere he assured that “the pandemic is over”.

“What he said President is what everyone feels, that we are much better now” than a year ago, he assured Calf.

Without embargothe statement of Biden already had an echo among Republicans in the Congresswho seek to raise the declaration of emergency national for the covid-19, proclaimed by the White House in 2020 and for the last time in February of this year.

A group of 17 legislators of the Camera of representatives wrote on Monday letter asking to Biden kill the measure, and a Republican senator on Thursday introduced a resolution calling for the High camera vote on the same

“The federal government has spent some ten billion dollars, which has resulted in a economic crisis“wrote the legislators in the letter.

Calf dismissed the idea of ​​raising now the declaration of emergency and said that to make a decision you should wait for the community scientific be pronounced

“Let’s wait for the scientists give us one guide and tell us where we stand,” he said.

Between August and September 2022, the US reported an average of 356 daily deaths from covid-19 and the disease that causes it. virus It is the third leading cause of death in countryafter the cancer and the diseases from the heart.

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