After more than three years of pointless mask mandates, forced vaccinations, lockdowns, school closures, chastizing unvaccinated people for refusing to get a clot shot, and millions of preventable deaths, the COVID-19 emergency is officially over.
The U.S. national COVID-19 emergency ended Monday when President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan congressional resolution weeks before it was set to expire on May 11 along with a separate public health emergency.
Although he opposed the resolution, the White House issued a one-sentence statement saying Biden had signed the measure. The resolution passed the House last month despite opposition from 197 Democrats. The measure passed the Senate by a 68-23 vote. The White House opposed the legislation because it would “create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system — for states, for hospitals and doctors’ offices, and, most importantly, for tens of millions of Americans.”
The “national emergency” allowed the government to infringe upon the rights of Americans in the name of a virus, to cut corners with vaccines authorized for emergency use resulting in millions of injuries and thousands of deaths, to close schools, segregate people, and destroy the economy. It was extended numerous times to allow pharmaceutical companies to maximize their liability protections and rapidly roll out products that were not adequately tested.
Former President Donald Trump first declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020. The declaration allowed for federal funding to be used for vaccinations and other measures.