U.S. Extends Covid Public Health Emergency Despite Biden Announcing Pandemic Over
Infowars.com October 15th 2022, 2:05 pm
The U.S. government extended its COVID public health emergency despite Joe Biden recently declaring the pandemic over.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that his department extended the public health emergency to January 11, 2023.
From the Health and Human Services website:
As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective October 13, 2022, the January 31, 2020, determination by former Secretary Alex M. Azar II, that he previously renewed on April 21, 2020, July 23, 2020, October 2, 2020, and January 7, 2021, and that I renewed on April 15, 2021, July 19, 2021, October 15, 2021, January 14, 2022, April 12, 2022, and July 15, 2022, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide.
The emergency order allows pharmacies to override state laws that, in some cases, limit which vaccines pharmacists could administer to certain age groups, and expands the government’s welfare spending programs and Medicaid coverage.
Biden last month proclaimed the COVID pandemic to be “over.”