If “unity” was honestly the goal, then one obvious step towards it would be simply acknowledging that Trump may have done one thing right – historic vaccines.
Given the amount of irrational hatred for Trump from most of the media, I wouldn’t even mind if they reported it in their normally partisan, belittling fashion such as
“as bad as President Trump was, at least he did this one thing right, so we have vaccines.”
“big pharma saved the country but they’re still evil because they’re making a profit and Trump didn’t steal enough money from them.”
… there are a lot of ways for the media to spin this while at least acknowledging that the Trump administration made these vaccines happen.
But those in the media are so despicably hate-driven that they can’t even acknowledge this simple, non-political, live-saving deliverable happened under the Trump administration.
Instead they are determined to cover for Biden as he continues to lie – in claiming that he is actually the reason for the widespread vaccinations.
That is the ultimate gaslighting – they are telling you that what you’ve seen with your own eyes isn’t real – and you’re supposed to believe that there were no vaccines until President Unity assumed office and magically created them.
Everyone knows the vaccines have been being distributed for over 2 months.
We saw the all-day news coverage on the day that they were loaded onto delivery trucks, as it was a great day. That was December 13th, 2020.
The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine was given on December 14, and the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was given on December 22 — a month before Biden was inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
Yet Biden and Harris have continually lied about this, obviously in attempt to take credit for the vaccines that have been rolling out – since before Biden was even elected.
Remember, [citizen] Joe Biden got his SECOND dose of vaccine on Jan 11, 2021 – 9 days before he was sworn in. He got his first shot on Dec 21, 2020.
So who made those shots possible?
Just two days after Biden took office, Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. was almost already on track to meet Biden’s goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days.
The report said:
In the week Biden was sworn in as president, nearly 983,000 shots a day were administered on average over the seven days ending Friday, according to data from Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker. The most recent three days topped a million doses. …
Pressed on the 100-million-dose goal on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained the math behind the administration’s thinking. She said that under Trump, 17 million doses had been administered in the first 38 days, for an average rate of less than 500,000 a day, and Biden’s team hoped to double that.
In other words, we were already on track to the goal that Biden supposedly set – before he had anything to do with it.
Yet the main stream media, as expected, covered for Biden on this lie from his first day.
CNN reported on January 21, the day after President Biden’s inauguration:
In the immediate hours following Biden being sworn into office on Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the new administration’s Covid-related work told CNN one of the biggest shocks that the Biden team had to digest during the transition period was what they saw as a complete lack of a vaccine distribution strategy under former President Donald Trump, even weeks after multiple vaccines were approved for use in the United States. “There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch,” one source said.
Another source described the moment that it became clear the Biden administration would have to essentially start from “square one” because there simply was no plan as: “Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”(Source: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/biden-covid-vaccination-trump/index.html)
At the White House press briefing the very same day, a reporter asked Fauci, “And if I could just ask you about the effort to distribute the vaccines, because, of course, that’s what most people want to know: when are they going to get a vaccine. Is the Biden administration starting from scratch with the vaccine distribution effort, or are you picking up where the Trump administration left off?”
Fauci answered, “No, I mean, we certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution.”
Kamala repeated this lie Sunday night, February 14, 2021, claiming
“There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations… in many ways we are starting from scratch.”
And White House Press Secretary Psaki sidesteps the question when confronted by a reporter about the VP’s comment:
On February 16, 2021, Biden participated in the first “CNN Presidential Town Hall” of his presidency, during which he again lied about vaccines several times:
1. “We have — we came into office, there was only 50 million doses that were available. We have now — by the end of July, we’ll have over 600 million doses — enough to vaccinate every single American.”
It’s unclear what data he is basing that on, but in early December, Forbes reported that the U.S. government “announced a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech to purchase 100 million doses of the vaccine.”
Technically, 100 million doses were available, enough to vaccinate 50 million Americans with two doses. In addition, Forbes reported “The deal also included an option for the government to purchase an additional 500 million doses.”
According to Forbes, a spokesperson for Health and Human Services stated that they were also expecting “100 million doses on the way from Moderna.”
In addition, the New York Times reported on January 21 that “The two companies with authorized vaccines, Moderna and Pfizer, have each promised to provide the United States with 100 million vaccine doses by the end of March, or enough for 100 million people to get the necessary two shots.”
If Forbes’ report is accurate, then Biden was incorrect to say that there were only 50 million doses “available” at the start of his administration. It’s also misleading to claim that the increase of available doses is purely a result of Biden’s policies, given that millions of additional doses were promised before he entered office.
2. “It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office”
“And the biggest thing, though, as you remember when you and I — no, I shouldn’t say it that way, ‘as you remember’ — but 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? So you need the paraphernalia. You need the needle, and you need mechanisms to be able to get it in. You have to have people who can inject it into people’s arms,” Biden told Cooper.
Some correctly called this out as a blatant lie:
Rather than pointing out the inaccuracy, “fact-checkers” rapidly moved to defend Biden’s lie. Glenn Kessler, Editor and chief writer of Washington Post’s Fact Checker, described it as a “verbal stumble,” and a “typical Biden gaffe.”
Will the Biden Administration continue to repeat this lie forever?
As long as the media refuses to call them out on it, why wouldn’t they?