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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Biden Declares the Pandemic ‘Over’  

By Editor - Thu Sep 22, 11:41 am

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , Pocket Casts , or wherever you listen to podcasts. President Joe Biden’s declaration in a national interview that the covid-19 pandemic is “over” has complicated his own administration’s efforts to get Congress to provide more funding for treatments and vaccines, and to get the public to go get yet another booster. Meanwhile, concerns about a return of medical inflation for the first time in a decade is helping boost insurance premiums, and private companies are scrambling to claim their piece of the health care spending pie. This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KHN, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Politico, and Lauren Weber of KHN. Among the takeaways from this week’s episode: Biden’s comment to “60 Minutes” that the pandemic was over — even though covid is still an issue — highlights the difficulty in communicating to the public how to transition from a public health crisis to a public health problem.

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Biden Declares the Pandemic ‘Over’

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