With 400 to 500 Americans still dying every day of COVID-19, U.S. President Joe Biden has declared that "the pandemic is over.”

But don’t tell that to people like Debra McCoskey-Reisert, whose mother died in early August. Or Ben HsuBorger, who has chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition often brought on by viruses, including the coronavirus. Or Peter W. Goodman, whose wife died on Aug. 17.

"It’s not over for me,” said a tearful Goodman, 76, who is retired after working as a journalism professor at Hofstra University on Long Island. Both he and his wife, Debbie, 70, became sick with COVID-19 last month. He recovered. She did not.