It’s not often that a new president comes into office in the middle of a pandemic, but Joe Biden did.
But when Biden took office in January 2021, he didn’t have to start from scratch nor did he have to craft a game plan to deal with the coronavirus. He was gifted with coronavirus vaccines that were made and approved for distribution thanks in no small part to former President Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” program. Along with that, a vaccine distribution plan was already in place at such a level that the Biden team only needed to fine-tune it primarily due to minor differences in opinions on dispensation specs between the prior vaccine task force and the incoming one.
Despite all that, senior officials in the Biden administration including Biden and Kamala Harris repeatedly lied in the first weeks of their time in office, saying in interviews and when asked questions about the coronavirus outbreak that they weren’t reaching their vaccination goals as quickly as they’d have liked to because the Trump administration allegedly left them no vaccine rollout plan and that Biden was having to “start from scratch.”
At times, media golden boy Dr. Anthony Fauci – Biden’s senior medical advisor – as well as other top medical officials in his administration, had to walk back the false claims made by Biden and Harris, primarily because it was those same senior medical officials who were admittedly involved in the decision-making and planning on both the vaccine and the rollout for it in 2020.
Here we are 16 months in and the Biden administration is still lying about the coronavirus vaccine.
As we reported earlier, a tweet sent out from the White House account Thursday proclaimed “When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available“: more