On July 21st, President Joe Biden confirmed testing positive for COVID-19. The release of this information has caused the citizens of the United States to panic. Questions and opinions have been abundant on the topic of Biden's health and the legitimacy of the Coronavirus vaccine.
At 79 years old, the President reports suffering from mild symptoms. CNN confirms this, saying Biden has a runny nose, dry cough, and a feeling of fatigue. Like all citizens are required to do, the President will be isolated in the White House. While isolated, Biden will continue to perform his daily tasks as the President of the United States except for in-person meetings.
One of the major talking points within the states as the news of the President's infection becomes public knowledge is the effectiveness of the Coronavirus shots. President Biden has been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech dosage. Not only that, but Biden also received both of his booster shots, his last one being on March 30th.
In an attempt to prove his well-being, Biden uploaded a photo of him on Twitter showing the people that he was doing well and working at his desk. The tweet received backlash, including comments on Biden not wearing a mask in his picture. According to Newsweek, skeptics of the vaccine are not convinced. One of the many reasons is due to President Biden's claim that he made a year ago. He stated that if people got vaccinated, they wouldn't become a victim of the Coronavirus.
The entire video statement by President Biden clears up the misconception. In that same video where he claimed that the vaccine could prevent COVID-19, he also clarified that the shots will prevent hospitalization and death, not the entire virus itself. While Biden did overstate the facts of the Coronavirus it's important to remember what medical professionals have said. The shots will not prevent the virus altogether but are an attempt to make the illness less severe.
According to the CDC, 67% of US citizens have been fully vaccinated. The vaccine has also proven to decrease the number of adults that need hospitalization when diagnosed with the virus. More information about the latest trends related to the Coronavirus can be found on the CDC’s website.
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