It seems once again. the conspiracy theorist were right. On Monday, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a renewal of the determination that a “public health emergency” exists due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The determination was last renewed in April and was set to expire – as it is up for renewal every 90 days. This latest renewal is effective starting Tuesday and will continue for another 90 days.
A public health emergency declaration, which can last for the duration of the emergency or 90 days, allows for the emergency use authorization of vaccines, the access of certain funds to address the emergency, and the deployment of military trauma care providers, among other factors.
“The existing vaccines are very effective so no, it’s not a lockdown, but some areas will be very hurt,” the Biden said. But it sure does seem like his actions do not match his words on the matter.
“I would shut it [the country] down; I would listen to the scientists,” Biden told ABC News anchor David Muir.
That’s relieving right?
President Donald Trump said during September’s presidential debate that Biden “wants to shut down the country.”
Trump added that “more people would be hurt” by a lockdown because of businesses being closed. “Those states [that are shut down] are not doing well.”
Biden was originally a huge supporter of lockdowns.
The Then Democratic presidential candidate told CNN that he agreed with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates that the uneven patchwork of state and local lockdowns in effect in the United States will inevitably cost lives and prolong the economic catastrophe.
“Why would we not err on the side of making sure that we are not going to have a repeat?” Biden said from his home in Wilmington, Del.
Why YOU HAVE To Fight Against Lockdowns
Unicef warned another lockdown could kill more than Covid-19 as model predicts 1.2 million child deaths.
Even in rich countries such as the UK the pandemic has disrupted food production but in poorer countries, where levels of malnutrition are already high, experts have warned that the pandemic could lead to a hunger crisis.
Last month the United Nations warned of a famine of “biblical proportions”, with 265 million people facing chronic food shortages due to a “perfect storm” of conflict, drought, and coronavirus.
According to the report one in nine people in the world is hungry and one in three is overweight or obese.
As Covid raged, so did the country’s other epidemic. Drug overdose deaths rose nearly 30 percent in 2020 to a record 93,000, according to preliminary statistics released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the largest single-year increase recorded.
The deaths rose in every state but two, South Dakota and New Hampshire, with pronounced increases in the South and West.
Another Lockdown would only make this worse.