Team Biden’s COVID-Vaccine Deceptions

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Can somebody tell President Biden that the election is over? Since he was sworn in six weeks ago, he hasn’t stopped denigrating the Trump administration’s COVID-19-vaccination program. His statements are unbecoming, counterproductive, and, worst of all, mostly false.

Immediately after January’s inauguration, Biden’s team claimed that Trump had left it no vaccine plan, that Biden would have to “build everything from scratch” and start “from square one.” Dr. Anthony Fauci disputed these claims, and for good reason: In fact, the Trump administration left Biden with two approved vaccines and 17 million doses already administered, the fifth-best vaccination rate in the world on a per capita basis and the second-best among large countries.

On February 11, Biden complained that the U.S. vaccine program was “in much worse shape” than he’d expected and that his team had been misled. The remarks prompted Brett Morgenstern, a former White House official involved in the Trump team’s coronavirus response, to respond that the outgoing administration had laid out vaccination plans for the incoming administration well in advance. “That is why the new Administration’s goals were being surpassed before they even came into office,” Morgenstern said. “Enough with the lies, excuses & political pot shots. Time to lead.” (Biden officials had repeatedly claimed they would improve the vaccination rate to a million a day, despite clear evidence that that goal was already being met by inauguration day.)

Read the full article at National Review.