President Joe Biden was busy promoting COVID vaccines this week, telling Americans on Tuesday that they should get an annual booster.
Yet while Biden was touting the efficacy of getting vaccinated for COVID, some of what he said didn’t line up with the facts.
“If you’re fully vaccinated, get one more COVID shot”
“If you’re fully vaccinated, get one more COVID shot. Once a year. That’s it,” the president told viewers before getting his fifth injection of the coronavirus vaccine.
“Your old vaccine or your previous COVID infection will not give you maximum protection,” he continued, adding, “Update your COVID vaccine.”
“It’s incredibly effective, but the truth is not enough are getting it,” Biden complained. “We’ve got to change that so we can all have a safe holiday season.”
“You can spend Thanksgiving with family and friends with the peace of mind knowing that you’ve done your part for everyone’s wellbeing,” he insisted. “Get the shot, $5, $10, $20 off your drugstore or grocery purchase.”
Oddly, Biden went on to describe the COVID pandemic as being an ongoing “global health emergency” despite having declared last month that it was over. What’s more, the president also told Americans that “[v]irtually every COVID death is preventable.”
Report: Forty percent of COVID dead were fully vaccinated
However, that optimistic promise runs contrary to an ABC News report from this past spring which stated that in February of 2022, roughly 40% of those who died of COVID were fully vaccinated. What’s more, 25% of the dead were both fully vaccinated and boosted.
Despite receiving multiple boosters, the president himself contracted COVID this summer and then subsequently tested positive a second time in what Fox News reported was a “rebound case.”
Biden is far from being the only high-profile figure to come down with the virus after having been fully vaccinated and boosted.
Fox News reported that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky came down with a case of COVID last week. The network noted that she received her booster shot in September.