The Eternal Covid Emergency – WSJ

The Covid emergency is over thanks mainly to vaccines and therapies. Yet Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Wednesday extended the national public health emergency for another 90 days. Why? Because the permanent crisis means more dependence on the government.

The Trump administration invoked the emergency under the Public Health Services Act on January 31, 2020 to cut red tape for health care providers. But then Congress tied an expansion of Medicaid and food stamps to the declaration. Now progressives don’t want the emergency to end.


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