Joe Biden Falsely Claims: ‘We Didn’t Have Vaccine’ When I Came into Office
Biden makes remarks during CNN town hall
Joe Biden has claimed America “didn’t have” a coronavirus vaccine when he came into office.
During CNN town hall on Tuesday, Biden made the statement, despite health care workers receiving the first COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December 2020, over a month before he was sworn in.
“There’s just not all of a sudden 600 million doses are going to appear."
"What’s going to happen is it’s going to continue to increase as we move along, and we’ll have reached 400 million by the end of May and 600 million by the end of July," Biden added.
ICYMI - Biden claims during CNN Town Hall there was no vaccine when he came into office, while he himself received the first dose back in 2020, and on Trump’s last day in office, the U.S. performed over 1 million vaccinations.pic.twitter.com/7uSag7OoM7— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) February 17, 2021
"The biggest thing, though, as you remember, when you and I— I shouldn’t say it that way as you remember— when you and I talked last we talked about, it’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator.
"How do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm?”
As CNN reported in December, Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on live television.
The shot was administered at ChristianaCare's Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, by Tabe Mase.
Biden even said the Trump administration deserved "some credit" for Operation Warp Speed and their role in making coronavirus vaccinations possible.
In November, Donald Trump accused pharmaceutical companies of attempting to prevent his victory over Biden.
“Pfizer and others even decided to not assess the results of their vaccine, in other words, not come out with a vaccine, until just after the election,” Trump said.
Trump said the companies purposely delayed the vaccine results while noting they planned to assess the data as early as October but postponed it.
“So they waited and waited and waited, and they thought they’d come out with it a few days after the election, and it would have probably had an impact, who knows, maybe it wouldn’t have,” Trump said.
Last year, Billionaire Bill Gates warned the COVID vaccine might need several doses in order to be effective.
The Microsoft founder accused the Trump administration at the time of making "serious mistakes" before warning that schools may not return to normality until the fall of 2021.