At the same time, the U.S. president noted that COVID has not gone anywhere.
The U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that COVID-19 “no longer controls” the lives of Americans.
“Thanks to the strategy that we have applied over the past year in the matter of vaccination, tests, treatment and other things, we are now at a new stage of this pandemic. This does not mean that COVID-19 is over, but it means that COVID-19 no longer controls our lives,” said the American leader, speaking at the White House with a speech dedicated to the pandemic.
Biden recalled the measures taken by the administration to overcome the pandemic, and called on Congress to allocate the necessary funds to continue this fight. “We are already seeing the consequences of congressional inaction [on this issue]. Congress has not provided enough funds to continue purchasing drugs based on monoclonal antibodies. Without funding, we will not be able to maintain our capabilities in terms of testing after June. If we do not invest, we will be vulnerable in the event of a new wave of the virus,” the U.S. president stressed.
After finishing his speech, Biden underwent a coronavirus revaccination with a Pfizer drug. This is the second booster vaccination for the U.S. president. “It didn’t hurt at all,” the head of the White House said after he was injected.