US needs to accept COVID ‘new normal,’ ex-Biden health advisers say

US needs to accept COVID ‘new normal,’ ex-Biden health advisers say


The US urgently needs to adopt a new national pandemic strategy that accepts “COVID-19 is here to stay,” a group of President Biden’s former health advisors said Thursday.

Six health experts, who were part of the advisory board who counseled Biden during his transition, made the arguments in three articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

With the Omicron variant raging and driving new cases to record highs, the experts argue the US response needs to shift away from trying to wipe out the virus completely — and instead accept the “new normal.”

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“As the US moves from crisis to control, this national strategy needs to be updated. Policy makers need to specify the goals and strategies for the “new normal”

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