Time for Congress to end the Covid emergency

Jan. 30, 2023, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging passage of H.J. Res. 7 and H.R. 382 to both the presidential and Department of Health and Human Services national Covid emergencies:

“This week, the House of Representatives will be voting on two pieces of legislation by U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar and Brett Guthrie to end the 2020 presidential declaration under the National Emergencies Act and by the Department of Health and Human Services for the Covid pandemic. The fact is, the virus is much less deadly than it was in 2020. When the pandemic began, estimated cases peaked in March 2020 at 157,000 per day, and then daily fatalities peaked by April 17 at 2,328 daily, about a 1.47 percent fatality rate, according to IHME. Today, fatalities in the U.S. reached about 645 daily deaths on Jan. 11, out of 1.7 million peak daily new cases from December, a 0.037 percent fatality rate.

“Americans for Limited Government praises House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar and Brett Guthrie for offering legislation that will bring an end to the official Covid emergency, long after the actual emergency has passed. The pandemic is over, and it is time Congress said so.”


“It’s time to end the Covid national emergency, Mr. President.” By Robert Romano, Vice President of Public Policy, Americans for Limited Government, Jan. 6, 2023 at https://dailytorch.com/2023/01/its-time-to-end-the-covid-national-emergency-mr-president/

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