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Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:57:55 AM »
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Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'

Source: Politico

President Joe Biden said “the pandemic is over” in discussing Covid during an interview that aired on Sunday evening on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

“The pandemic is over,” the president told Scott Pelley as they talked last week at the Detroit Auto Show. “We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it ... but the pandemic is over. if you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing.”

Despite Biden’s statement, Covid has continued to exact a toll in the United States and around the world. The John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center lists more than 2 million Covid cases in the country in the last 28 days, with hundreds dying from the disease every day.

Biden’s insistence on Sunday night that the pandemic is over caught several of his own health officials by surprise. The declaration was not part of his planned remarks ahead of the “60 Minutes” interview, two administration officials familiar with the matter told POLITICO.



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3. Well, my cousin told me yesterday she has it after exposing me on the day before.

Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh.

We were outside. I was masked except for drinking coffee.

She is fully vaccinated and boosted. My booster appointment is this week, so I'm not fully covered now.

Ugh ugh ugh.

How is it over?

My adult daughter is recovering 3 weeks after catching it, fully vaxxed and boosted.

My adult sons have both had it despite the same prophylaxis.

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50. If it was meaningful for you to

go to your grandson's first birthday party, why didn't you go with a mask?

If you're vaccinated, boosted and wear a mask, you're still protecting yourself. I understand that there is still a risk there, but Isn't the tradeoff worth it to be a part of your grandchild's birthday party? Especially when you can take measures to further protect yourself.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 12:35:07 PM »
Unless one is talking about a serious (= deadly) disease that is literally everywhere (hence, "pan"), "pandemic" only has slightly more meaning to the current context than "ham sandwich". Simply looking at data for the US, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ , specifically the daily new cases and daily deaths graphs, proves that Covid has become significantly less deadly, starting in spring 2021. IOW, Covid ceased fitting the meaning of "pandemic" a year ago. And while that happened during LIEden's maladministration, that decrease in deadliness is due to, not necessarily in order of significance, vaccines, people with resistance from recovery, and (possibly) the virus having mutated into less deadly variants. Other than not totally F'ing up vaccine distribution, set up by Trump and states' governments, LIEden did nothing (or less than nothing) to cause that decrease in deadliness.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 01:44:40 PM »
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Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'...

The plandemic never really got off the ground, DUmmies. That happens when you base the "crisis" you're fear mongering on, on a temporarily weaponized breed of the common cold virus...

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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2022, 02:08:59 PM »
I know they immediately walked back Brandon saying we would defend Taiwan with troops but have they walked "the pandemic is over" yet? 

Won't that interfere with the need for mail in cheating?
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2022, 02:25:05 PM »
Translation: Biden is trying to take credit for ending the pandemic.

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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2022, 02:31:35 PM »
Translation: Biden is trying to take credit for ending the pandemic.

Precisely, and the DUmp is probably split between people parrot-praising Biden for it and fear-driven members who don't feeeeeeeeeeeeeeel any safer.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2022, 06:51:37 PM »
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34. After the great Toilet Paper Shortage, there was no real panic

Instead, there was a push nationwide to "reopen the economy" and to "get people back to work."

From day one, the only priority has been to protect financial interests.[/quote]

Uh huh. And from day one, all you Muppets and your kind wanted was to shut down everything and lock everyone in their houses. Forever. So im guessing we are remembering things a little different.  :popcorn:

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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2022, 08:12:19 PM »
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34. After the great Toilet Paper Shortage, there was no real panic

Instead, there was a push nationwide to "reopen the economy" and to "get people back to work."

From day one, the only priority has been to protect financial interests.

Well toots, where do you think your welfare checks come from? The taxpayers and people who actually work for a living.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2022, 08:26:29 AM »
Biden’s Response When Asked About His Mental Focus.

Keep in mind this is a scripted and rehearsed interview in a friendly setting by a very supportive media.


“Oh it’s focused [laughs]. As it is...I think...it’s...I...I...I...look...[stares into space]...I have trouble even mentioning...even saying to myself my own head the number of years. I no more think of myself as being as old as I am as fly.”

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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2022, 09:34:56 AM »
Biden’s Response When Asked About His Mental Focus.

Keep in mind this is a scripted and rehearsed interview in a friendly setting by a very supportive media.


“Oh it’s focused [laughs]. As it is...I think...it’s...I...I...I...look...[stares into space]...I have trouble even mentioning...even saying to myself my own head the number of years. I no more think of myself as being as old as I am as fly.”

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Heard a clip where he said regarding his mental acuity: "The proof is in the eating". :mental:
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2022, 09:50:03 AM »
Heard a clip where he said regarding his mental acuity: "The proof is in the eating". :mental:

The sad thing - well, as sad as it gets for an arrogant, corrupt career union thug - is that he didn't have all that much going for him upstairs BEFORE the dementia overtook him.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2022, 09:51:44 AM »
LOL! Looking over the Responses index, DU-folks' reaction is very mixed. Some are so invested in Covid-Panic that it's their lifestyle, and are unwilling to give it up. Some think the pandemic is still here so long as 1 or more people die of Covid. At least one realizes it's a political PR move. Some might actually realize that - while, IMO, a year late - the pandemic is over and SARS-CoV-2 is endemic.

Party Line uber alles is not faring well on DU, in this DU thread at least.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2022, 10:00:24 AM »
LOL! Looking over the Responses index, DU-folks' reaction is very mixed. Some are so invested in Covid-Panic that it's their lifestyle, and are unwilling to give it up. Some think the pandemic is still here so long as 1 or more people die of Covid. At least one realizes it's a political PR move. Some might actually realize that - while, IMO, a year late - the pandemic is over and SARS-CoV-2 is endemic.

Party Line uber alles is not faring well on DU, in this DU thread at least.

Well, how many COMPLETELY DIFFERENT lines has the party taken over the past 2-1/2 years? Is it any wonder that the smarter-est mob of window lickers on the innerwebz can't decide which line to hold anymore?
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2022, 10:11:00 AM »
LOL! Looking over the Responses index, DU-folks' reaction is very mixed. Some are so invested in Covid-Panic that it's their lifestyle, and are unwilling to give it up. Some think the pandemic is still here so long as 1 or more people die of Covid. At least one realizes it's a political PR move. Some might actually realize that - while, IMO, a year late - the pandemic is over and SARS-CoV-2 is endemic.

Party Line uber alles is not faring well on DU, in this DU thread at least.

Well I guess we have another Winter of death to look forward to.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2022, 10:13:18 AM »
Well I guess we have another Winter of death to look forward to.

I'll bring the rum for the toddies. Who's got the marshmallows???
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2022, 10:26:18 AM »
Well I guess we have another Winter of death to look forward to.

That may be what DU's Panic-Lovers "fear" (more like want), but IRL the Deaths:Cases ratio has fallen, dramatically, since spring-summer 2021. The DU-member who said CARS-CoV-2 is endemic was basically correct - the Response title at least. We'll have a "Covid season" much as we have a flu season and a cold season. "Covid season" will probably have a similar or lesser death rate than flu season. Of course, my guess and a tenner will get you a coffee or latte and change wherever you go for coffee.
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2022, 10:45:49 AM »
I guess this is like his comment in the same interview about the inflation rate that is only up an "inch"?   :???:
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Re: Biden on '60 Minutes': 'The pandemic is over'
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2022, 11:06:49 AM »
So all pandemic related emergency measures, like requiring military folks to get the jab or quit, and absentee voting measures are repealed, right?  Right?   ::)
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