(Headline USA) The White House plans to disband its COVID emergency response team in May, when the public health emergency for the pandemic ends, according to CNN.
It has been more than three years since the virus first entered the U.S., triggering lockdowns nationwide. President Joe Biden has admitted that the “pandemic is over,” yet he has refused to immediately terminate the pandemic emergency order or disband his emergency response team, instead letting both run out the clock.
The White House is, predictably, spinning the disbanding of the COVID emergency team as a success on Biden’s part.
“As a result of this administration’s historic response to Covid-19, we as a nation are in a safer, better place than we were three years ago,” a senior administration official said in a statement. “Covid no longer disrupts our lives because of investments and our efforts to mitigate its worst impacts. Covid is not over, fighting it remains an administration priority, and transitioning out of the emergency phase is the natural evolution of the Covid response.”
The White House’s COVID emergency team has been left without much of a job ever since Dr. Anthony Fauci retired in December. Fauci admitted in a recent PBS documentary that Biden’s team never did anything regarding the virus without consulting him first, while he laughed off any notion of a Wuhan lab leak and doubled-down on mask mandates.
Now that Democrats are finally willing to move on from the pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said there needs to be some accountability for the harm their policies have done.
“I think every step of the way, they would always try to do things to condition your behavior, control your behavior. I think it’s just better policy to just tell it like it is. Give people the information, the best information you have, give it to them, give them the facts, and then let them make the best decisions for themselves and for their families,” DeSantis said last week.