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President Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is "over" during impromptu remarks on CBS's 60 Minutes , which aired on Sunday night.

The statement could complicate the current White House strategy to get more funding for coronavirus tests, treatments, and vaccines, though it reflects the view held by many Americans that the urgent threat of the pandemic has waned.

"We still have a problem with COVID," Biden said. "We're still doing a lot of work on it … but the pandemic is over." He made the off-the-cuff remarks on Wednesday during an interview at the auto show in Detroit, which hadn't been held since 2019.

"If you notice, no one's wearing masks," Biden said, referring to the crowds at the event. "Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so, I think it's changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it."

He also commented on the psychological effects of the pandemic. Head over to Medscape to read the full story.