US extends COVID public health emergency weeks after Biden declared pandemic ‘over’

The U.S. on Thursday extended the public health emergency status for the COVID-19 pandemic, weeks after President Biden’s controversial remarks declaring the pandemic was “over.”

The move extends the order through Jan. 11, 2023, as health officials warn once more of a winter surge.

In recent weeks, children have returned to schools, and state and local leaders have loosened or done away with coronavirus-related restrictions.

Across the U.S., daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen. – READ MORE