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A year since President Biden declared “independence” from COVID-19

A year ago, President Joe Biden spoke to more than 1,000 maskless people on the South Lawn of the White House and declared the country’s independence from the corona virus to much applause.

He remarked at the time: “Today, across this nation, we can say with confidence: America is coming together again… 245 years ago we declared our independence from a distant king. Today we are closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus.”

But as if to betray himself, Biden admitted, “It doesn’t mean the fight against COVID-19 is over. We still have a lot to do.”

He then invoked his pure vaccine strategy, stating: “Thanks to our heroic vaccine efforts, we have gained the upper hand against this virus. We can live our lives, our children can go back to school, our economy is back in full swing.”

The core of the speech was not to announce the achievement of meaningful elimination of the virus, as China recently did in Shanghai. He intended to notify the country that America is abandoning any major mitigation measures that would impede the full reopening of the US economy, including the full reopening of schools for in-person tuition, whatever the cost.

And a year later, the Biden administration has completed what his predecessor, Donald Trump, had begun – dismantling all mitigation measures to contain the virus and even all reports and measurements to determine its impact, effectively establishing it as a mainstay in society .

Travelers wearing protective masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus check in at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden noted last year, “Companies are opening and hiring. We are seeing record job creation and record economic growth, the best in four decades, and I might add the best in the world. Today, across the nation, we can say with confidence that America is coming together… Today, even though the virus has not been defeated, we know this – it no longer controls our lives, it no longer cripples our nation.”

Biden’s apparent mistake was a deliberate lie. That World Socialist Web Sitenoted as early as March 13, 2021 that his assurances to Americans that the country was on track to defeat COVID-19 and to “mark our independence from this virus” by July 4 were misleading, distorted, and full of information are lies.

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