Urging Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Biden said, “If you are vaccinated, you will not be hospitalized, you will not be in intensive care and you will not die. “In another exchange, Biden said that even if vaccinated people” catch the virus “they” are unlikely to get sick. “
Facts first: Biden’s second claim – that vaccinated people “are unlikely to get sick” – was correct. But the blanket promises in its first and third comments – that vaccinated people simply “won’t be hospitalized”, “won’t die” and “won’t get Covid” even with the highly contagious Delta variant – were inaccurate.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried to clarify Biden’s statement that “you won’t get Covid if you have these vaccinations”.
“Well, science says 97% of hospital admissions are people who haven’t been vaccinated,” Psaki said Thursday. “So yeah, there are cases of people vaccinated, to be very clear, who got Covid – it’s a very small percentage and a small number of people, and these cases, the big, big, big majority, are asymptomatic and they have, they have mild symptoms which means you are largely protected – that was the point he tried last night. “
After being asked by a citizen if he was concerned about higher prices, particularly inflation in gasoline, automobile and grocery prices, Biden claimed that “the cost of a car is back to what it was before the pandemic, so to speak” .
An infrastructure letter
The vote on Wednesday failed. Schumer has the right to call another vote on Monday or in the future.
The child tax deduction
Facts first: Biden was inaccurate in two ways – both in terms of the size of the tax credit for the two age groups and what the two age groups actually are.
Biden’s first vaccination goal
Biden said, “Well, by the way, remember, when I was first elected the problem was, well, I said I was going to do a million shots a week and people were like, ‘Biden can’t do that’ or ‘The Biden team can’t do that.’ And there were 2 million. “