One of the faces of the federal government’s response team at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic admitted last week that she could not rule out with certainty the possibility that the government lied to the public about the efficacy of the vaccines.
Dr. Deborah Birx appeared at a congressional hearing last Thursday and told Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) that she plainly did not know if government officials were “guessing or lying” about claims that vaccinated persons could not contract the virus.
Joe Biden himself along with multiple officials of his administration made the unequivocal claim that vaccination prevented contracting COVID-19.
Biden said in an interview last December that “this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” In his argument that getting the shot is patriotic, he told Americans, “How about making sure that you’re vaccinated, so you do not spread the disease to anyone else.”
PolitiFact examined Biden’s claim that vaccinated people “do not spread the disease to anyone else” and found that it conflicted with information already known by his CDC and medical experts. The outlet rated his statement as “Mostly False.”
Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky made the claim repeatedly under direct questioning last year.
It has become obvious throughout the last year that breakthrough infections among the vaccinated and boosted population indicates the administration’s claims about protection from the jabs were inaccurate.
The CDC’s COVID-19 website was updated last week and currently provides that vaccinated people may still get the disease. It says that the vaccinated are much less likely to experience severe symptoms than unvaccinated people.
Birx told Jordan that she was aware of evidence gathered as part of the global pandemic that natural reinfection was occurring. She said that since the vaccine is based on natural immunity, it is impossible to conclude that the vaccine will be more effective than the level of immunity provided by natural infection.
When Jordan pressed her about her admission that she was unable to rule out that the federal government was lying to the public to overstate the effectiveness of the vaccine against infection, Birx could not dispute the assertion. She told Jordan, “I don’t know about their discussions that they had in the task force.”