Biden gears up for fight against bipartisan push to end COVID-19 emergency

Medically speaking, there may be justification for keeping the declaration around a little longer, argues University of California, Irvine [associate] public health professor Andrew Noymer. “I’d personally like to get through the winter before we lift [the emergency],” Noymer said. “I actually think vetoing it is the right call here, should it come to that.” Noymer points to last winter, when the emergence of the omicron variant threw the United States and other nations for a loop during the holidays.