So... Is The Pandemic Over? Is That Even The Right Question? : The NPR Politics Podcast President Biden told 60 Minutes that the pandemic is basically over. Hundreds of Americans are still dying every day, but most Americans are essentially living their lives as they were before the pandemic started. So how are public health experts reacting to the president's remarks? And what's the president's messaging goal?

This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, science correspondent Rob Stein, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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So... Is The Pandemic Over? Is That Even The Right Question?

So... Is The Pandemic Over? Is That Even The Right Question?

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President Joe Biden removes his face mask as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 24, 2022. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden removes his face mask as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 24, 2022.

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President Biden told 60 Minutes that the pandemic is basically over. Hundreds of Americans are still dying every day, but most Americans are essentially living their lives as they were before the pandemic started. So how are public health experts reacting to the president's remarks? And what's the president's messaging goal?

Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.

Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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