Biden Signs Bill Officially Ending Covid National Emergency
A single sentence ending three years of hell.
A little over three years after the national emergency was declared over the covid pandemic, Biden signed a bill officially ending the order.
It appears vast swaths of the American population are done with the pandemic restrictions. The bill submitted was one of the rare ones that enjoyed any degree of bipartisan support.
A White House official downplayed the impact of the bill, saying the termination of the emergency “does not impact our ability to wind down authorities in an orderly way.”
The bill to end the national emergency cleared the Senate last month in a bipartisan 68-23 vote and passed the House earlier this year with 11 Democrats crossing party lines to vote for the joint resolution.
“Since Congress voted to terminate the National Emergency earlier than anticipated, the Administration has worked to expedite its wind down and provide as much notice as possible to potentially impacted individuals,” the official said, adding that the country is in a “different place” than it was in January.
The administration has been winding down authorities over the past few months, the official noted.
It’s unclear what immediate effect Biden’s signature will have on American policies tied to the national emergency. However, I can almost guarantee that any measure that serves Democrats or weakens the country will be maintained for as long as practically possible.
The Justice Department has said that ending the emergency would terminate the Title 42 migration policy that allows for the rapid deportation of people who illegally cross the US-Mexico border.
The Biden administration has eased enforcement of Title 42 by gradually allowing more people into the US to await asylum rulings, but thousands of migrants have still been deported each month under the policy, which would have to be replaced with a new plan to address record-high illegal crossings.
Biden also invoked the national emergency last year when announcing plans just before the midterm elections to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student debt per borrower. Critics say that Biden exceeded his legal authority and the Supreme Court is reviewing that plan.
I have covered the covid pandemic from the beginning, including the news of a novel respiratory illness breaking out in Wuhan, China….two months before President Donald Trump signed the emergency order. I urged a response similar to the one used for severe flu seasons when it became apparent the infection fatality rate was not as high as originally feared.
I continued to cover the developments, as decisions were based on politics and not science. I then reported on the unintended..but foreseeable….consequences.
A new study from Johns Hopkins University confirms that lockdowns failed spectacularly to stop either the spread or resulting deaths.
Lockdowns had “little to no effect” on saving lives during the pandemic — and “should be rejected out of hand as a pandemic policy,” according to economists in a new meta-analysis of dozens of studies.
A group led by the head of Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics analyzed studies from the first surge of the pandemic to investigate widely pushed claims that stringent restrictions would limit deaths.
Instead, the meta-analysis concluded that lockdowns across the US and Europe had only “reduced COVID-19 mortality by 0.2% on average.”
I suspect, at this point, our political leaders and their propaganda agents in the American press will want us to forget. I have no intention of doing so.
Millions of others will also continue to remember.
It’s a dark irony – almost gaslighting – that the ending of the national emergency on COVID-19 is a single sentence press release. Considering the 3 years of hell that many have endured through ridiculous policies – it’s an insult to let this go without proper mea culpas. We’re… pic.twitter.com/z2JlRf4tyy
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) April 10, 2023
Rep. Gregory Murphy is a medical doctor who now represents North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district. In his response to the end of the emergency, he stressed the need for medicine to be rooted in science and not politics.
“This is a major win for the American People. Medically speaking, the COVID Emergency has been over for months,” said Rep. Murphy. “Under the guise of COVID, President Biden and the Democrats were able to abuse emergency powers and go on a spending spree in order to prevent the American people from returning to normal. After bipartisan votes in both chambers voted to end this declaration, President Bided finally was forced to end this declaration. Medicine needs to be rooted in hard, objective science, not politics.”
The emergency order is one sentence long. The lesson from the response can also be distilled down into one sentence as well: Science policy that is not based on facts, reproducible experiments, and objective observations is destructive on a civilization-ending level.
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Why did it take a bill to end something that was put into effect without legislation?
Well, it could also have been ended without legislation, but only by the oatmeal-brain who put it into effect, and he was uninclined to do so.
(quiet voice) yay
So, does this mean the bottles of EUA vax are no longer usable, and only the FDA approved packaged version can be used, and then be sued for vax injury if it happens?
Employers that mandated vaxes need to be sued into oblivion.
Still a pure blood.
Cool. Now the left can tee up the next plandemic…
What next . . . is he going officially acknowledge the end of the Korean Conflict?
“I was there at Pork Chop Hill. Not a joke”
Mixed feelings here. Glad they’re finally admitting to reality (in some small way) but Covid is still an erratic threat to older people, ranging from “I think I have a cold” to “He was just fine yesterday” My first brush with it in 2020 laid me out for two weeks of pure misery, and last month I was hit for only two days. Hopefully some of those big buck Big Pharma racked in will be directed to an effective “Here’s three days of pills that’ll be ten bucks” treatment that beats NyQuil/Motrin/Tylenol. (and a notepad so you can remember just what pills you took at 2AM)
Vit D: 15000 units qd
Zinc: 50 mg bid
Vit C: optional 1000 mg qd or more as tolerated.
Safe and effective… without tons of $$$$
Daily sinus irrigation with hypertonic saline is sufficient for most people to prevent serious illness.
Those who fall in to the “but he was just fine yesterday” category are an incredibly small group of people. Just because your elderly doesn’t make you at risk of dying from “suddenly” and “coincidence” but if you are elderly with several underlying health issues then you’re in an at risk group.
Additionally if you are elderly and fit and healthy, ie you’ve taken care of your physical and mental health then you will be fine and this is true for all people. If you are fit and healthy you have already given yourself a head start!
However if you’re a fat cunt then you’re a statistic waiting for a reason to be added in to the “but he was just fine yesterday” group.
“but Covid is still an erratic threat to older people”
Still doesn’t justify letting some peckerhead shutter my gun dealer.
Resp viruses are a risk in general for older or compromised people. Sorry, ‘rona. You ain’t so special.
Most of America was done with this 2 years ago
The bill was initiated several times over the past two years, but Pelosi — violating the rule mandating that the House review such emergencies on a defined schedule — would never let it come up for a vote. Ousting Pelosi was all it took for everybody else to make this happen (it had wide bipartisan support).
Among the exceptions, apparently, those who are compelled to drive their Subarus over to Trader Joe’s three times a week.
I suspect even that purported .2% is illusory.
The only thing that could move them to end this was the opportunity to make the border more porous.
Out with a whimper. The totalitarians in our bureaucracy and credentialed class had a nice run milking this ’emergency’. We really need a focus on making it far more difficult to declare an emergency with a duration longer than 30 days without Congressional and/or State legislative approval.
The establishment has demonstrated that they do not recognize any limiting principle for their actions and can’t be trusted to act with any restraint on their own. If that means they gotta beg votes in the future to extend the emergency then tough cookies.
“We really need a focus on making it far more difficult to declare an emergency with a duration longer than 30 days without Congressional and/or State legislative approval.”
Gee, maybe we could do that by having our lazy idiot legislators stop pretending to give the president powers that constitution doesn’t authorize.
The very first damn sentence is:
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States…”
All. Nothing there about the Congress choosing to cede the president law-making powers. (The Arizona State Constitution makes this even clearer: “such departments shall be separate and distinct, and no one of such departments shall exercise the powers properly belonging to either of the others.” And still they violate it.)
Lots of people have a mental hiccup when you point this out, but the constitution doesn’t give the executive any direct control of the people. The legislature has direct control of the people via laws, and all the executive is allowed to do is to enforce those laws against people. It’s his force, but not his “control,” if you get the distinction.
A president can sign “executive orders” but those only control organizations in the executive branch. He can’t constitutionally issue “laws” that YOU have to obey.
The constitution doesn’t provide for a “martial law” or “emergency powers” over the people. Our state constitution does give emergency powers to the governor, but only over other government agencies — to ensure continuation of government services in an emergency. Take note: the emergency powers are to SERVE YOU, to make your life BETTER, not to REGULATE or CONTROL you. These powers are simply a state version of federal “executive orders.”
And yet……here we are three years later with thousands of small businesses gone belly up, $8 Trillion ish in Federal funding for Covid, ($5 Trillion of which was magically created by the Fed), who knows how many vax injuries or the number of deaths from delayed screens or deferred treatment.
This issue of a limiting principle was one I raised in the first live Q/A discussion at LI about Covid. In particular would States eventually be forced to adhere to the constraints on the invocation of an emergency or should the Courts give too much ground in deferring to them.
My suspicion was that the Governors who were being uber aggressive wouldn’t respect any sort of limiting principle on their ability to invoke or extend their emergency powers nor abide by common sense. Unfortunately I turned out to be correct but even my cynical self was taken aback by how far some States and Cities went.
Which brings us back to creating enforceable limitations on declaring or extending an ’emergency’ b/c no CT was willing to do jack until about 18 months into it. Even then it was half hearted with far too much deference granted and not nearly enough skepticism of the Govt claims on the merits.
I was unaware just how much power unelected County Health officials had been given
Did the bill have an official name? Like “The Never Again Bill”?
“The Why do we have to pass this Bill.”
“H.J.Res.7 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020.”
Check it out, the name is almost longer than the bill itself.
Are they trying to bury it all now?
I want answers. I want repercussions for the tyranny and lies.
I want a guarantee it will not happen again.
They still want amnesty for their wrongly-decided decisions