Joe Biden Falsehood #38

FALSEHOOD #38: Biden falsely claimed that individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 “do not spread the disease to anyone else.”

Biden made this false claim on December 14, 2021, during an interview.

EXPLANATION:  Several studies have disproven this.

At the time, vaccines were believed to significantly reduce the severity of illness, but not eliminate the spread. Biden’s falsehood took place during the spread of the delta variant in the United States. Multiple studies showed that vaccinated people could spread the Delta variant just as much as unvaccinated people.

In November of 2021, Dr. Gunter Kampf of the University of Greifswald wrote, “People who are vaccinated have a lower risk of severe disease but are still a relevant part of the pandemic. It is therefore wrong and dangerous to speak of a pandemic of the unvaccinated… I call on high-level officials and scientists to stop the inappropriate stigmatisation of unvaccinated people, who include our patients, colleagues, and other fellow citizens, and to put extra effort into bringing society together.”


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