‘The pandemic is over’ Biden says, as hundreds in U.S. die of COVID-19 daily

US President Joe Biden said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that “the pandemic is over,” even as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus infection that kills hundreds of Americans daily.

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“The pandemic is over,” Biden said Wednesday during an interview conducted with CBS’ “60 Minutes” program on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show, an event that drew thousands of visitors.

“We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working a lot on this. But the pandemic is over. Mind you, no one is wearing a mask. Everyone’s condition is looking very good. And so I think that’s changing.”

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The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped significantly since the start of Biden’s term, when more than 3,000 Americans were dying per day, as enhanced care, medicines and vaccinations become more widely available .

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