Report: More Americans Have Died of COVID Since Biden Took Office than before
Despite declining infection rates and a vaccine, more Americans have died of COVID-19 since President Joe Biden took office than during the nine months of the pandemic under President Donald Trump.
According to a report published by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center, roughly 353,000 Americans have died from COVID this year compared to the 352,000 who perished between the start of the pandemic and December 2020, when the FDA gave emergency authorization for vaccines.
Considering the widespread availability of vaccines and President Biden’s promises to handle the pandemic better than Trump, one would expect a far greater difference between these two numbers.
“Joe Biden ran his entire 2020 campaign from his basement arguing he’d make the country safe from COVID by following the ‘science,’” tweeted Clay Travis, a conservative talk show host. “Yet more Americans have now died of COVID in 2021 under his administration than in 2020 under Trump.”
In a meeting with lawmakers last week, officials from Johns Hopkins blamed the rising death toll on vaccine hesitancy and lax testing protocols.
“So I would say the simple strategies are, first, to listen to what the concerns are and try as best as possible to understand them,” said Dr. Bill Moss, a lead researcher at Johns Hopkins. “If it’s due to misinformation or disinformation, having the right messenger convey that information to the target audience is really critical, and that’s a person who the community or individual trusts, whether that’s a religious leader or a celebrity or sports figure.”
Not surprisingly, Sleepy Joe has been unable to convince the public that getting vaccinated is safe and necessary. He hasn’t even commented on the increase in deaths under his watch, only noting last week when the overall death toll hit 700,000 that getting vaccinated is “important.”
The liberal media have also ignored the increase in deaths.
“The COVID death meter crossed 700,000 with Biden in office,” wrote Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “Where’s the once-omnipresent CNN death graphic now?”
To date, roughly 76% of Americans ages 12 and older have received at least one COVID shot; 66% are fully vaccinated. Research strongly suggests that fully vaccinated individuals are less likely to suffer hospitalization and/or death from COVID than individuals who are not fully vaccinated.