We Need ‘Ongoing Investment from Congress’ for COVID

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, despite President Joe Biden claiming the pandemic is “over” that Congress must continue to invest funds in America’s response to COVID.

Co-host Willie Geist asked, “If the President of the United States says the pandemic is over, what should people watching this morning take from that?”

Murthy said: “I’m optimistic about how far we’ve come. We may forget what it was like two years ago, when schools were closed, when people didn’t go to work, when we worried about our own health and safety and the safety of those around us. But right now, if you’re up to date on your vaccines and if you’re a high-risk person taking a drug like Paxlovid if you get COVID-19, your chances of dying from COVID are remarkably slim. And that is hard-won progress.”

He added: “But here’s one thing that worries me, Willie. To sustain this progress and keep moving forward to develop the next generation of vaccines, particularly mucosal vaccines that will help block transmission even more effectively, we must maintain our investments in COVID. So we can think of this like an on and off switch as if COVID was gone. You know, we’ve made tremendous strides, but we still have work to do that requires continued investment from Congress and continued investment in our country so that we can continue to make sure everyone in our country has the protection they need from COVID -19.”

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