US Covid emergency status ends as officials plan ‘new phase of managing’ virus

A container of syringes used to administer the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine. Thursday marked the end of Covid-19’s public health emergency status in the US, concluding more than three years of free access to testing, vaccines, virtual accommodations and treatment for the majority of Americans.

The end of the emergency designation comes just weeks after the World Health Organization declared an end to the global health emergency. But the nation’s leading health officials also wanted to be sure Americans don’t confuse this marker for the end of Covid-19 concerns.

“This does not mean it’s over. This is just a new phase of […]

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