Almost 100,000 Americans Have Died from COVID-19 Since Biden Took Office
'There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic'
Since Joe Biden was inaugurated, nearly 100,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus.
In Biden's first month in office, it has been estimated 99,763 people have died due to complications from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University's statistics.
The nationwide coronavirus death toll was 397,611 when Biden took office.
But just a mere month later, that number is almost 500,000, as the figures stand at 497,374 as of Saturday.
“There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” said Biden last month.
Biden's comments came after he signed an order mandating both masks and social distancing on federal property, which he later violated.
Last week, Biden claimed America “didn’t have” a coronavirus vaccine when he came into office.
On Tuesday, during the CNN town hall, 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," Biden said.
"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."
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
Meanwhile, in New York, an official criminal investigation was launched into Governor Andrew Cuomo's (D) handling of the state’s nursing homes during the pandemic.
Mayor Bill De Blasio has also recommended that his residents wear two masks at the same time to fight the virus.
“Of all the things that we’ve learned in this crisis, maybe the most profound is the power of a mask,” said de Blasio during a Thursday press briefing.
“What we’re saying today is, time to double up.”
“Two masks are better than one,” the mayor added.
“Make it a double.”