At the event, he stated that President Trump is responsible for every COVID death in America.
“If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people — I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data,” he said.
That’s right; he seems to think that our president personally killed all the Americans who have died from the disease rather than China, the country that actually built the bioweapon in the first place and then unleashed it upon society.
So PolitiFact did as Biden instructed and looked at the data, and not surprisingly, the result was an article entitled “Joe Biden wrongly claims Trump could’ve prevented every COVID-19 death.”
Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security Senior Scholar Amesh Adalja told PolitiFact: “I think it’s impossible to say every life could have been saved.”
While it’s nice to see it stated so succinctly by an expert, you don’t need to be a senior scholar to reach that conclusion. In fact, everyone except Joe Biden could have told you that.
You know Biden has gone way off script when a professor from the super-liberal University of California, Berkeley, contradicts him. Biostatistics professor Nicholas Jewell said the suggestion that we could have prevented all deaths was “magical thinking.”
Even the Washington Post knew it would lose what little credibility it may have left by supporting such a ridiculous statement. They said Biden “is making this up,” adding: “There is no data to support this, even if the president had moved rapidly in January to deal with the coronavirus and been able to persuade the Chinese leadership to be more forthcoming about the situation.”
Meanwhile, Boston University Assistant Professor of Global Health Brooke Nichols said that it would have been hard to avoid any COVID deaths “regardless of who is in charge.” She said that perhaps it could be theoretically possible had we developed a testing capacity immediately upon hearing about the pathogen and rapidly tested every person who arrived from abroad, but it seems quite unlikely.
Even countries that seem to be faring well in managing the disease, such as New Zealand and South Korea, have not been able to avoid deaths entirely.
China deserves all the blame
Of course, the main reason our response couldn’t have been any swifter was because the World Health Organization conspired with China to suppress potentially life-saving information about the disease.
If there is one leader who could have prevented COVID deaths around the world, it’s Chinese president Xi Jinping, who has made one misstep after another in handling the virus. We can’t say for sure how involved he was in the creation of the virus in a Wuhan lab, but we do know that a Chinese virologist has stated that the virus was a “Frankenstein” strain that was genetically engineered to target human beings using a template that came from the Chinese military and that it was intentionally released.
Intelligence reports show the country acted incredibly irresponsibly, with the Federal Intelligence Service of Germany estimating that China’s actions served to lose “four to six weeks to fight the virus worldwide.” China destroyed samples of the disease and suppressed information about the virus itself, its origins and its mode of transmission, making it impossible for other countries to respond properly. Indeed, many believe it was China’s quest to appear superior to other countries that was driving the research in the Wuhan lab that led to the creation of the virus in the first place.
We know that Biden is senile, but comments like this – and, of course, that time he said 200 million Americans had died of coronavirus (which is two thirds of the population) rather than 200,000 — show just how far out of touch with reality this man truly is. Do people really think we should be trusting him with our country?
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