When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and had no vaccine available,” the tweet reads.
The White House could tell for sure that the availability of vaccines was limited. limited when Biden took office. In April 2021 alone, about three months after Biden’s presidency, all adults in every state has the right for vaccine. Early deployment of the vaccine in states was usually limited to public health. personnel and other essential workers, residents of long-term care facilities and the elderly. During Biden’s inauguration, it was often difficult to even for people in suitable groups for an appointment.
But saying, “There was no vaccine available”At that time he took office dot, goes too far – does it wrong sound as if the whole introduction of the vaccine began under Biden.
And while it fact check focused on the tweet’s statement about the availability of a vaccine is worth also briefly consider the economic claims.
Biden is free to advertise the Major decline in unemployment rate during his tenure — fell from 6.4 percent in January 2021 to 3.6 percent in April 2022 — but as usual role in in improvement is the subject of debate. And although the tweet said that “when President Biden took office, millions were unemployed”, still have millions of people currently unemployed despite improved job situation. There were about 5.9 million unemployed. people in April 2022, according to the US Bureau. of labor statistics.
Biden has made more exact statements
Biden himself spoke more accurate vaccination claims progress during his presidency. He spoke repeatedly, including at least three times just this month that was only 2 million people fully vaccinated at that time took office compared to 220 million people today fully vaccinated.
Although real amount of fully vaccinated people at that time he took office was more than 3 million — Biden may have relied on preliminary initial figures put the number at around 2 million – Biden’s figure of “2 million” is certainly much closer to truth than the White House’s Twitter statement that “there was no vaccine available.”
Biden also said in April 2021 speech in which 8 percent of people over Age of 65 got shot at the time he took office. (He noted that this figure has since increased to 75 percent.)
White House declined to comment on Friday.