With midterm elections coming up it’s no surprise that President Joe Biden wants democrats to be able to say that the pandemic is over, and it’s thanks to him and his party. This will help buff democratic campaigns all across the nation as the party declares their victory over the coronavirus while also taking all of the credit and glory that goes along with it. This, combined with Republicans’ disastrous decision to take away abortion rights from women, might be just enough for democrats to gain majority power in the house. The only thing looming in their way now is inflation, which seems to have no end in sight. Then again, maybe that’s another reason why Joe said that the pandemic is over.
What better way to boost the economy than by removing one of its biggest obstacles? Without pandemic restrictions in the way, business can return to normal. Of course this means that all of the remaining restriction policies across the country will have to drop off quickly, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon. International travel, for example, still has many covid restriction policies in place, which hampers the tourism industry.
And of course there is still the virus itself. It is still very real and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths across the globe. Many people are not as optimistic as the president and will still be avoiding crowds, social activities, and other economically-friendly events. So while Biden’s comments are nice, they simply won’t be enough to stimulate the economy unless the many restrictions against covid were to go with them. Even Joe himself admitted right after saying the pandemic was over that covid is still very real.
“The Pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it.”NPR
But at least democrats will have those empty words “the pandemic is over” loaded up and ready to go as they head to the midterms. And in the fight against conspiracy nutjobs plaguing the political world, they will take whatever they can get. Only time will tell if it pays off.