UPDATED 7:58 AM PT – Friday, March 12, 2021
Mainstream media has admitted Joe Biden is inflating his administration’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Both the Associated Press and the New York Times released a “fact check” Thursday, shortly after Biden’s speech, and pointed out how he exaggerated the number of COVID-19 deaths.
Biden said the number of deaths is “more than WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and 9/11 combined.” In reality, however, the nearly 530,000 deaths from the pandemic is smaller than the 580,000 people who died in those three wars and the nearly 3,000 people who died in the September 11 attacks.
Biden also downplayed the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.
“Two months ago this country didn’t have nearly enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all or anywhere near all of the American public,” he claimed. “But soon we will.”
FINALLY the Biden admin recognizes the Trump admin’s unprecedented vaccine work:
➡️ “We’re grateful for the work that came before us”
➡️ “I would absolutely tip my hat”
➡️ “Trump administration made sure we got in record time a vaccine”
-Andy Slavitt, Biden Sr COVID Adviser
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 11, 2021
The Government Accountability Office reported that by the end of last year the Trump administration had ordered at least 800 million vaccine doses, which should have been delivered by July 31. According to Kaiser Health News, that would have been enough to vaccinate more than 400 million people, which is larger than the U.S. population.