Dr. Birx says ‘I don’t know’ when pressed by Rep. Jordan whether officials were ‘guessing’ or ‘lying’ about vaccine efficacy

Given the seemingly high rates of “breakthrough infections” for those who received the purported protection of COVID-19 vaccines, there has been growing skepticism among some about the initial assertions of high efficacy for the vaccines by various government officials.

That skepticism has only been further fueled after former top White House official Dr. Deborah Birx admitted under oath that she didn’t know whether government officials had been “guessing” or “lying” in public claims about the supposed efficacy of the vaccines, Just the News reported.

Dr. Birx, who previously served as coordinator of the White House Task Force assigned to address the pandemic under former President Donald Trump, made that admission last week during a congressional committee hearing on the pandemic response.

“Were they guessing or were they lying?”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked Dr. Birx, “When the government told us, told the American people, that people who had been vaccinated couldn’t get it, were they guessing or were they lying?”

“I don’t know,” Birx replied. “All I know is there was evidence from the global pandemic that natural reinfection was occurring, and since the vaccine was based on natural immunity, you cannot make the conclusion that the vaccine will do better than natural infection, although it can often do slightly better …”

Jordan interrupted and said, “You’re an expert, you were on the task force, you were part of this effort when you were in the previous administration. You’re saying in this administration that you can’t rule out the fact that our government was lying to us when they told us that the vaccinated could not get the virus.”

Birx replied of the current administration, “I don’t know about their discussions that they had in the task force.”

Biden, CDC Director Walensky, made provably false claims about vaccine efficacy

What Rep. Jordan was referring to, according to Just the News, were multiple statements from top officials in the current White House, including President Joe Biden himself, falsely asserting that Americans who received the COVID-19 vaccines would be fully protected against contracting the virus — statements that have since been proven to be completely untrue.

In just one example, President Biden, during a CNN town hall event in July 2021, asserted, “The various shots that people are getting now cover that, you’re ok, you’re not gonna get COVID if you have these vaccinations.”

Another example of an assertion that has since been proven to be woefully inaccurate came in March 2021 from Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, during an appearance on MSNBC, during which she claimed, “Our data from the CDC today suggest that vaccinated people do not carry the virus” and “don’t get sick.”

As Just the News pointed out, and as countless fully vaccinated and boosted Americans have discovered for themselves, the vaccines do not, in fact, offer the full protection against infection, hospitalization, or death, as had been asserted by numerous federal officials, which prompts us to repeat Rep. Jordan’s rather basic question — were they simply guessing or blatantly lying to the American people in making those now-provably false claims?

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