Would this be censored by the new Disinformation Governance Board?
Offical White House Tweet on May 12, 2022 – On January 20th, 2021, “there was no vaccine available”?
(The official tweet appeared here)
According to my state’s public health authority, as of January 20, 2021, 7.1% of the state’s entire population had received at least one dose of vaccine, refuting the claim “there was no vaccine available”
This is bizarre misinformation. Why did they put out this tweet, which is easily refuted?
Update: After being called out on the erroneous tweet, the White House says they meant to say “vaccines were not widely available”, although considering that 7+% of my state already had one dose on board, their word-smithing does not cut it either. While initially restricted by age, occupation, or living and health conditions – this surprisingly covered about half the population! It was just a dumb claim to make: Someone simply made a ridiculous claim.
The second part of the tweet is newspeak – after firing millions in 2020 due to (mostly) ineffective pandemic policies, some of those lost jobs have been replaced. It seems a stretch to say 8.3 million jobs were “created” when we were restoring those which were destroyed by government policies.