Biden Hands Covid Response to Private [sic] Market, Endangering Us All

Source: In These Times
by Artie Vierkant & Beatrice Adler-Bolton

“In this year’s State of the Union address, President Joe Biden took care to portray the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as a trial that is behind us and a victory for the people. ‘Today, Covid no longer controls our lives,’ Biden said, adding that ​’while the virus is not gone, thanks to the resilience of the American people … we have broken Covid’s grip on us … And soon we’ll end the public health emergency.’ This rosy depiction belies reality. Even by the official count, hundreds of people in the United States are dying of Covid-19 daily. In recent months, more than half of all Covid deaths have been among people who are fully vaccinated. Millions more are experiencing the disabling effects of long Covid, a condition our systems of healthcare and social welfare have struggled to appropriately address.” (03/07/23)