Vice-President Kamala Harris busied herself with pushing the lie (via Axios) that former President Donald Trump left no COVID-19 vaccine plan for the Biden administration and naturally, the press was too busy to call her on it or fact-check her.
Harris’s claim is that the Biden administration was starting from scratch when it came to a vaccine strategy. This was in complete opposition to what Fauci told everyone on January 21 when he said, verbatim, that they “certainly are not starting from scratch.”
“No, I mean, we certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution,” said Fauci to a reporter during a White House press briefing. “I mean, we’re coming in with fresh ideas, but also some ideas that were not bad ideas with the — with the previous administration. You can’t say it was absolutely not usable at all. So we are continuing, but you’re going to see a real ramping-up of it.”
The numbers are also proof. The daily vaccination rate during the Trump administration was 913,000 a day, with 1.5 million doses being administered on the last day of the Trump administration on January 20 as rollout rates increased at a steady pace as per the plan. That rate increase has held under the Biden administration, proving that the vaccine plan was moving along as the Trump administration had intended.
Harris is clearly lying as her administration benefits from the Trump administration’s vaccination plan.
Yet, now we have Fauci throwing it in reverse, hitting the gas, and clearly not even looking where he’s going because he backed over the obvious truth in the process.
He’s now telling CNN that Harris was correct and that there’s now no plan to actually get the doses into people.
Fauci flip flops again, now tries defending Harris’ “starting from scratch” talking point on vaccines
"I believe what the vice president is referring to is what is the process of actually getting these doses into people." pic.twitter.com/uZuCUsIeHr
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 16, 2021
So now, Fauci is full-on lying about the vaccine rollout, effectively defending Kamala Harris from fact-checkers actually doing their jobs. The rollout is happening with 1.7 million doses a day…yet there’s no rollout plan?
Clearly, Fauci is running defense for the Biden administration, specifically Harris who is blatantly lying. He’s now trying to interpret her words on national television to take the edge off but is still falling flat as vaccination rollout is clearly ongoing and increasing as per the plan.
Fauci isn’t an expert, he’s a political goon.