I Prayed have prayed
God, thank You for bringing the state of emergency in our country to an end. Protect us from any lingering effects of COVID, and restore us to a sense of normalcy.
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Now that our government has ended the national and public-health emergencies, here are some of the biggest changes we can expect going forward.

From WORLD. As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 began to balloon in March 2020, President Donald Trump addressed an increasingly concerned country. …

This content is supported by your donations.
Give today.

“To unleash the full power of the federal government … I am officially declaring a national emergency,” Trump said. …

Earlier this year — just over three years since that initial declaration — the Biden administration announced the state of emergency would end on May 11. … On Thursday, the accompanying public health emergency also came to a close, closing the book on America’s response to the worldwide pandemic. …

In most cases, the end of the national emergency and the public health emergency won’t immediately throw the switch on pandemic rules. With some exceptions, the majority of the policy adjustments provide a window of time to make necessary changes.

Telehealth services
After Trump declared a state of emergency, the Food and Drug Administration approved rules allowing doctors to virtually prescribe medications. … Proponents of returning to pre-pandemic processes say the reversal will help supply patients who need medication the most by increasing the level of scrutiny for prescriptions. Others fear customers will lose access to increased care.

Title 42 and immigration

In the U.S. Code, Title 42 allows the president to restrict travel into the country if a transmissible illness might make its way into the United States. Title 42 enabled the country’s Border Patrol to expel migrants immediately before they could apply for asylum. … [Border] officials are preparing for an influx of asylum-seekers with the end of Title 42.

Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance

Under the national health emergency, various federal and state incentives encouraged healthcare providers to prioritize COVID-19 treatment and testing services. If states maintained eligibility standards, kept their premiums the same price, provided COVID-19 testing, and didn’t increase taxpayer contribution requirements, they would become eligible to receive increased federal funding for Medicaid. … The removal of guidelines like these may mean a change in coverage, price, or eligibility for users and hospitals. …

Liability protections under the PREP Act

Legally, the United States had already taken steps to deal with a widespread disease outbreak long before the coronavirus. In the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, Congress outlined legal protections for medical providers in an emergency. …

On a larger scale, a wide range of manufacturers also fell under the PREP Act. Any company devoted to “creating covered countermeasures” was shielded from liability. … Most notably, drugmakers like Pfizer and Moderna would receive protections in exchange for developing vaccines in record times.

While the powers granted by the PREP Act won’t expire until December 2024, their provisions are directly triggered by the declaration of a public health emergency.

Are you thankful for the end of the state of emergency? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from WORLD. Photo Credit: Alin Luna on Unsplash)

Comments (5) Print


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Donna Hetheriton
May 19, 2023

‘Normal’ is not coming back, but Jesus is !!

May 16, 2023

This whole Covid thing was and is nothing more than a conspiracy against our government and the way our country is run. It’s an attempt to change to Socialism and Marxism similar to the country of China’s government. This is being facilitated by the corruption of the Joe Biden family. Our country desperately needs our prayers and our votes for people that value conservative and Christian lifestyles based on the Bible, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. After much prayer, Bible reading for over 50 years, and total submission to Godly will I am impressed by the Holy Spirit that we are at a huge turning point here in the USA and that what happens in the presidential election in 2024 will determine the fate of our country and when the one world government of Revelation will take over and also when the Rapture will occur, although only God the Father knows the day and the time that. Jesus will return for all believers. May God give us leadership that will stand up annointed by Him to defeat totally all the evil that is rising up to crush the believers!! Above all, let God’s perfect Holy Beautiful Will be Done. Jesus has already WON our victory. Stand up with God all of God’s Children. Above all, serve Him now with all your heart and gifts. The time is crucial. The time is NOW!! PRAY, then ACT. In Jesus’s Name, AMEN.

Darlene Estlow
May 15, 2023

Father, we look to you. May we not walk in fear but in trust. May we be involved in the spiritual warfare needed to protect our country. We desire restoration, but may it come hand in hand with truth in you.

Lucifer Jizwad
May 15, 2023

The FDA, CDC, and The Biden Administration Censored Doctors, blocked cheap medicines that could have lessened the disease’s effects and turned the tical Chinese caused Pandemic into a political power grab for Democrats. They used it to steal the 2020 Election to give the loser, Biden the Presidency after they saw the Trump votes passing Biden’s total, they simply stopped counting. They isolated healthy people let big box stores open and closed down small businesses. The American people now see the US Government for what it truly is. The Enemy of the American People. They want us disarmed, poor, and out of work. They want to limit food production and make energy scarce. They want all the Nations to join the insane WEF, UN, and create a global digital currency to control what we buy, where we go, what we do, and what we eat. They will allow China to pollute and control the planet. Will we ever be able to VOTE OUT dangerous politicians again? Unlikely.

    Geneva Goodell
    May 15, 2023

    Mr. Jizwad, you sound depressed. Check this out: jgminternational.org/prophecies/a-great-fall-is-coming-april
    Amos 3:7.


Partner with Us

Intercessors for America is the trusted resource for millions of people across the United States committed to praying for our nation. If you have benefited from IFA's resources and community, please consider joining us as a monthly support partner. As a 501(c)3 organization, it's through your support that all this possible.

Dave Kubal
IFA President
Become a Monthly Partner


Click below to share this with others

Log in to Join the Conversation

Log in to your IFA account to start a discussion, comment, pray, and interact with our community.