It appears the COVID-19 national emergency in the US is officially over.
Yesterday, president joe bidden signed house joint resolution 7, a republican proposed bill that congress approved in February and March, ending the pandemic powers of his predecessor Donald Trump. The White House released a statement indicating that Biden had agreed to sign the bill.
Though his own democrats had objected to its passage, a number ultimately voted in favor of it. The implications are still unclear, especially when it comes to two major us government policies: Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20 thousand dollars in federal student debt per borrower and the title 42 policy that mandated speedy deportations of people crossing the US border illegally.
The emergency was declared on march 18th, 2020, and over the course of three years, the government has attributed more than 1.1 million American deaths to COVID.