The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle Walensky has clashed with President Joe Biden’s assertion that the coronavirus pandemic is over, instead preferring to say that ‘we’re in a different place’.
Speaking with ABC News Walensky refused to agree with Biden’s declaration that the pandemic is in the rear view mirror but she did acknowledge how hospitalization and case rates were falling thanks to the wide availability of vaccines.
Biden made his remarks during his appearance on CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday.
‘The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it, but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape and so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it,’ Biden said while walking around the Detroit Auto Show last week – an event which drew thousands of visitors.
The Director of the CDC Dr. Rochelle…