The pandemic is over, if we take Joe’s word for it. The president came out on Friday and pushed for more Americans to get vaccinated, even while claiming more people have taken the jab than the entire population of the United States.
“We have to get more people vaccinated,” Biden said. “I said, well over, what’s the number again?”
The president actually fumbles through his notes while mumbling to himself.
“I remind myself, 350 million Americans have already been vaccinated,” he claimed. Of course, this number is higher than the entire population of the United States, which is 330 million.
According to the most recent figures, 165 million Americans have been fully vaccinated. This is more than half the population of the United States. There have been nearly 350 million vaccines doses given. This may have been what Biden meant to say.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday about 193.2 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, including about 165.6 million people who have been fully vaccinated by Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine or the two-dose series made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna,” the NY Times reported.
“About 70.4 percent of adults have received at least one shot. President Biden set a goal on May 4 of reaching 70 percent of adults by July 4, but it took almost a month extra to reach that national target,” the Times continued.
As for Biden’s case that everyone must get vaccinated, there are 200 million Americans under age 39. Only 10,000 of the COVID-related deaths in the United States were in that age demographic. That means 98.4% of COVID-related deaths were above age 39.
Furthermore, the CDC states that 94% of deaths were for severe comorbidities. The CDC also found that 78% of hospitalizations for COVID were people who are obese. If you are young and healthy, then, you are at a miniscule risk to die from COVID, and much less than from traffic accidents, bee stings, or in some cases, even lightning strikes.
In addition to these demographic figures is the fact that the CDC now admits that the fully vaccinated can both get COVID and spread COVID. Thus, the vaccine only mitigates symptom severity. The risk from symptoms varies hugely by age demographic, as discussed above. However, the risk from vaccine side effects is significant.
The CDC reported 1,249 cases of pericarditis and myocarditis in people under age 30 who took the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The CDC reports verified incidents of Bell’s palsy. The Jerusalem Post recently reported that Israeli doctors found serious eye conditions can be an adverse side effect for vaccinations. These side effect cases may be rare, but so is the risk of COVID for a substantive percentage of the population.
President Biden is obsessed with talking about COVID and does it on a daily basis. However, he doesn’t seem to know how many Americans are vaccinated or even the size of the country he is supposed to represent. In other words, the bumbling, incoherent U.S. leader is a perfect representation of the bumbling, incoherent U.S. pandemic response.
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