Fact check: Biden makes false claims about Covid-19, auto prices and other subjects at CNN town hall
July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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President Joe Biden participated Wednesday in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati.
Calling on Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Biden said, "If you're vaccinated, you're not going to be hospitalized, you're not going to be in the ICU unit and you're not going to die. " In another exchange moments later, Biden said that even if vaccinated people do "catch the virus," they are "not likely to get sick. "
But then, during a third exchange, Biden said that since the vaccines "cover" the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus: "You're not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations. "
Facts First: Biden's second claim -- that vaccinated people are "not likely to get sick" -- was accurate.
Even vaccinated people on Biden's own staff have been infected.
The CDC says that as of July 12 it had received reports of 1,063 deaths among vaccinated people with "breakthrough" cases, though it cautioned that 26% of these deaths were "reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19. " The CDC said it had received reports of 5,189 hospitalizations among vaccinated people with "breakthrough" cases, though 28% were "reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19. "
White House press secretary Jen Psaki sought to clarify Biden's statement that "you're not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations. "
Facts First: This is false, even with the wiggle room Biden granted himself with the phrase "kind of. " Because of challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, new car prices and used car prices are significantly higher today than they were before the pandemic, whether "before the pandemic" means mid-2019 or early 2020.
Talking about the ongoing Senate negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure bill, Biden said he thinks the negotiators need only until Monday to resolve outstanding issues.
Eligible parents receive up to $250 per month for each child 6 to 17, not $200 as Biden said.
Biden said, "Now, by the way, remember when I first got elected, the issue was, well, I said I was going to do a million shots a week, and people said, 'Biden can't do that' or 'Biden team can't do that. ' And it was 2 million. "