On the eve of the country’s Independence Day holiday, a triumphant US President Joe Biden all but declared the pandemic to be over in the United States, hailing a heroic vaccination program. Biden announced that the United States had gained independence from the coronavirus at a reception on the White House’s South Lawn attended by more than 1,000 people. But, at the same time, he warned against complacency due to other transmissible varieties circulating in the country.
He urged Americans who had not yet been vaccinated to do so, saying that the government’s fight against the virus has cost the country dearly, with more than 603,000 people killed. But, Biden said, “Today, all across this nation, we can say with confidence: America is coming back together. Today, while the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this: it no longer controls our lives, it no longer paralyses our nation and it’s within our power to make sure it never does so again.”
Hundreds of critical workers, military families, and White House staff members were invited to watch the Independence Day fireworks on the South Lawn, as Biden lauded a government immunization push that has reached 67 percent of individuals in the US with at least one dose. According to the latest Bloomberg COVID Resilience Ranking, the US emerged as the most fabulous location to be as the world reopens, despite Biden’s failure to reach his goal of 70% by July 4.