White House Shares Vaccine Misinformation on Twitter
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The White House tweeted a verifiably untrue statement about COVID-19 vaccines, which is ironic given the Biden administration’s recent establishing of a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available. In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded,” the White House tweeted.
Twitter users quickly pointed out that the COVID-19 vaccine was available when Biden took office on January 20, 2021.
’There was no vaccine available’ is very clearly false. More than 3 million Americans were fully vaccinated and more than 18 million had at least one dose by Biden’s Inauguration Day. Biden himself was fully vaccinated,” CNN’s Daniel Dale tweeted.
Users also pointed out that the Biden’s verified Twitter account had posted a photo of Biden receiving his first dose on December 21, 2020.