When President Biden was making a hard sell of the COVID-19 vaccination to the skeptical American public in July of 2021, he was pretty adamant about the efficacy of the newly developed vaccine.
“You’re not gonna get Covid if you have these vaccinations,” Biden definitively declared.
And millions of Americans believed him and proceeded to get the jab, believing they were going to be protected from the virus that was first reported in Wuhan, China.
“You’re not gonna get Covid if you have these vaccinations”
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) July 30, 2022
Of course, Biden wasn’t alone, Dr. Anthony Fauci was just as adamant about the vaccine’s efficacy, saying during a June 2021 appearance on MSNBC: “If you’re vaccinated, you don’t have a risk. And that’s the reason we say it’s as simple as black and white. You’re vaccinated, you’re safe. You’re unvaccinated, you’re at risk. Simple as that.”
That was then and this is now, as we learned over the weekend that Biden, who is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, tested positive for COVID a second time. The president first tested positive for the virus on July 21.
“After testing negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, the President tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing. This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity,” White House doctor Kevin O’Connor said in a statement.
We know now that getting vaccinated does not prevent a person from contracting the virus — although we are still assured that it lessens the severity of the virus — but how have the Orwellian fact checkers responded to Biden’s fib?
We certainly know that PolitiFact gave Fox News host Tucker Carlson a “Pants on Fire!” rating when he said of the vaccine in April 2021, “Maybe it doesn’t work, and they’re simply not telling you that.”
“Clinical trials and real-world studies have shown the available COVID-19 vaccines to be effective at protecting against COVID-19 infections and severe symptoms,” the fact-checking site declared.
They even rolled out Fauci discounting Carlson’s remarks on CNN to dispel any concerns.
“That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory,” Fauci said. “Why would we not tell people if it doesn’t work? Look at the data. The data are overwhelming in the three vaccines that have been approved for use in an emergency use authorization, the J&J, the Pfizer, and the Moderna. You had 30,000, 44,000, and 40,000 people in the clinical trials, with an overwhelming signal of efficacy. So I don’t have any idea what he’s talking about.”
As late as Dec. 2021, Biden was pushing the claim that if you’re vaccinated you will not spread the disease to anyone else — which has also been proven to be untrue:
When is the media going to call out the BIG LIE that Biden is perpetrating, that unfortunately even if you’re fully vaccinated you can still get infected and transmit COVID-19?
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) December 15, 2021
Yet, Biden and Co. seem immune to the fact-checking brigade that seems to be parked outside the door of every conservative public figure in America.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from the excuse-makers who note that the virus “has evolved and mutated” and even move the goal posts on what the vaccine is intended to accomplish:
Dude, I’m no Biden fan. I’m a conservative. The vaccines prevented covid to the tune of around 90% with the original strain. The virus has evolved and mutated. The vax doesn’t prevent as well now, but they still keep most from getting “hospital” sick.
— Shawn King PharmD, BCPS (@Kentuckyfootb14) July 31, 2022
That’s an old clip. And yes, you can still get Covid; it’s just that you’re less likely to be hospitalized if you’re fully vaxxed! But you knew that, right? You’re just pandering to the lowest common denominator!
— Dan (@DanKell57346423) July 30, 2022
Again, the vaccinations are not supposed to fight off Covid. They are supposed to help minimize the symptoms. Why is that so hard to understand?
— scotsmak (@scotsmak) July 31, 2022
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