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Biden Admin Extending COVID State of Emergency…Again

Biden Admin Extending COVID State of Emergency…Again

The pandemic is never going to end.

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced another extension of the COVID state of emergency:

“As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective January 11, 2023, the January 31, 2020, determination by former Secretary Alex M. Azar II, that he previously renewed on April 21, 2020, July 23, 2020, October 2, 2020, and January 7, 2021, and that I renewed on April 15, 2021, July 19, 2021, October 15, 2021, January 14, 2022, April 12, 2022, July 15, 2022, and October 13, 2022, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide.”

I thought the pandemic ended, Brandon.

The government has extended the state of emergency every 90 days since President Donald Trump issued it in January 2020.

The state of emergency “has protected public health insurance coverage for millions, provided hospitals with greater flexibility to respond to patient surges and expanded telehealth.”

I’m grateful for the latter. The drive to some checkups lasts longer than the checkup. Doctor: “Medicine still working?” Me: “Yup.” Doctor: “No concerns?” Me: “Nope.” Doctor: “Okay see you again in three months.”

Also, I know when I have a sinus infection. Easier to do telehealth with the walk-in clinic.

Anyway, I wonder if an outside force is pressuring the Biden administration to keep renewing the state of emergency.

In August, Becerra told officials “to start preparing for an end to the emergency in the near future.”

Then Biden made his “pandemic is over” declaration in September.

But man, that power is something, isn’t it, Becerra? In October, he said depending “what the virus does this winter would determine whether or not the emergency needs to continue.”

Gotta stay vague. That way, you can keep extending the state of emergency. Everyone is freaking out about Omicron XBB.1.5. They’re also finally freaking out about the flu, which is horrible every year.

Here is Becerra from three months ago:

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They opened pandora’s box with this virus, and it is going to be like this for years to come now. People are dropping dead in age groups that normally don’t all because of the “jab” and the fear porn over the variants manufactured by all the vaxxed people will perpetuate this whole mess nevermind the fact that the “jab” is also causing many other issues.
They destroyed the world to a certain extent in 2020, what will stop them from doing more damage? The “pandemic” would have been over with a year ago if they acted appropriately but nope idiots in charge ruined everything for everyone.
Humanity is forever changed because of this virus and mRNA vaccine.

“Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced another extension of the COVID state of emergency:”

okay, so who benefits from this action? Blue state Governors. To borrow from Meghan Trainor’s hit single several years ago, “It’s all about the (bass) power!”

Two days ago, it was reported that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his 38th COVID-19 disaster proclamation, extending his emergency powers into his second term through Feb 5.

When the newest proclamation ends, Pritzker will have held emergency powers for 1,060 of 1,483 days in the Governor’s office or over 70% of his tenure.

Watch for NY, PA, NJ, MI, WI, and CA to follow suit shortly. It’s all about retaining power for the Governors.

URL: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-issues-38th-covid-19-emergency-order/

    Mt. Fuji in reply to Ghostrider. | January 11, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    It will keep on going because of the change in humanity and the virus it’s self. I’m human version 1.0, anyone with the jab is human version 1.1 or higher now because of the gene therapy “vaccines” they took. We have a pandemic of the vaccinated now and that is on many fronts: new variants generated by the walking petri dishes, new/more cancers, new/more rare diseases, infertility, and allot of un-knowns yet to be seen. We are ALL screwed, including the egomaniacs in charge because the great equalizer is death.

    wHitler lost in Michigan supreme court over the mask mandates and such. But the state went into the liberal wilderness last election. Who knows how bad it’ll get with those assholes in charge now.

Most Americans have moved on except the cultists who make up the Branch Covidians. Almost everyone I know who wore masks and got vaccinated have told me that they have seen enough of these ham handed approaches are also ready to move on. Yet the division will be more regional. States, like here in Florida will continue to thrive and attract new residents and business while occupied states will continue with their draconian “medical” decisions.

Of course they extended the state of emergency. Otherwise, what else would blame their crappy economy and tyranny on?

    MajorWood in reply to Ironclaw. | January 11, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    Can someone get a list of the people in white coats in the pic (I refuse to call them doctors) so that I can make sure that none of them are a part of my treatment team.

You guys in the white coats, stand off to this side. You Marines in full dress, stand on the other side. Rasputin, behind me, tall and just off center, where you can nod sagely at everything I say. OK, I’m ready for my presser.

Covid 19 is like the Clintons, once in the system they never go away.

You can’t end Title 42 and still say we are under a Medical emergency.

One item on the legislative agenda for this Congress must be to propose a statute that requires the approval of Congress after a time to continue ’emergencies’ that expand Federal govt authority. The Executive can’t be allowed to run wild. Many in Congress like it this way because the Executive is taking the blame and these Members don’t want to make tough choices.

True emergencies do require the Executive to act unilaterally as immediate response, no amount of forethought can conceivably cover all possible contingencies. We can’t tie the Executive’s hand so that they can not respond, perhaps a 21 day limit as the outer band. That said the Executive must then be required to submit their proposals to Congress for approval. This endless emergency without any limiting principle is absurd.

    With a growing number of votes needed to extend it past 21 days in units of 21 days, such as 3/5 or 2/3 as it drones on.

      CommoChief in reply to georgfelis. | January 11, 2023 at 4:55 pm

      Sounds good. Simple majority to take it to 45 days total (including the first 21 days), then 60%, for an additional 60 days, then 2/3 for an additional 90 days with a recurring 2/3 required every 90 days with two extensions available, then it dies until after the next election cycle.

    henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | January 11, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Already. Paul Gosar, today: “Importantly, emergency declarations require Congress to meet every six months to consider whether the emergency should be extended or terminated.”

Then, if it’s still a state of emergency title, 42 stays right?

Let Pete “Wrong Way” Butthead be in charge of the Covid emergency: he’ll screw the fascist dictate so bad he’ll wind up curing everyone.

The Plandemic “emergency” was never about public health. It was just an excuse for fascists like Warden Newsom to do what they’ve always dreamed of – play emperor and seize as much power as they could for as long as they could get away with it.

“Extending COVID State of Emergency”

Should read, “Stretching” because it’s made out of rubber bands or something.

    Ghostrider in reply to Paula. | January 11, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted COVID-19 restrictions last August, saying they no longer recommend quarantining.

Watch for the sudden return of the old language that worked well in 2020:

-> Out of an abundance of caution…
-> To help stop the spread…
-> Quarantining if exposed to someone who tests positive…

It is hard to gauge whether these bureaucratic non-entities are more clownish or criminal. The stupid here just burns, but they will not let up because they cannot control their craving for power. This government really needs to just be disassembled. It is of no real use.

Cargo cults without limits.

BierceAmbrose | January 11, 2023 at 4:41 pm

Is one committee enough to chase down weaponization of the Feds against their own peole? Asking for ~330,000,000 friends.

BierceAmbrose | January 11, 2023 at 5:21 pm

What became blatant in The Administration of Hope and Change, is extreme now in their 3rd term:

They see their job as not to orchestrate themselves and our place in the world for our advantage in our terms, rather to orchestrate us for their, and the rest of the world’s in theirs.

This “pandemic” “emergency” works the same as ever less personally secure “homeland security”, “climate”, “health”, “financial system stability”, whatever. Somehow the solution is always more control for them, making less life for us, ever managing the livestock toward a Brave New World of their imagining. In everything but control, their meddings actually make things worse; where did that bug, the inadequate medical care system, the off-point responses, come from?

We’re pretty short grown-ups these days.

Paul Gosar, today: “With the 118th Congress now underway, the first piece of legislation I once again introduced is a joint resolution to terminate the now obsolete COVID-19 national emergency declaration repeatedly extended by Biden.”

Hold on… so I just watched football the past three weeks with packed stadiums, but there is still an “emergency”?!!!! Logic and common sense doesn’t support continued emergency powers. Public and government unions should be suing right now since they are still under the thumb of the restrictions. Everyone and their cousin should be suing.

retiredcantbefired | January 11, 2023 at 10:42 pm

If there’s no emergency, the FDA Emergency Use Authorizations for the lousy “vaccines” are no longer in force.

Certain pharmaceutical companies wouldn’t like that. The top management of NIH wouldn’t like it either.

What if they gave an emergency and nobody came?