CNN “expert” faults biden on covid

Biden “led people astray” with Covid-19 answer, CNN medical analyst says
Josiah Ryan, CNN, Jul 21 2021

President Biden’s answers on Covid-19 during tonight’s CNN town hall were “disappointing,” and did not meet the changing “realities of what is happening on the ground.” CNN medical analyst Dr Leana Wen said:

I was actually disappointed by President Biden’s answers tonight. I actually thought he was answering questions as if it were a month ago.

In particular, Wen took issue with Biden’s incorrect claims that you cannot contract Covid-19 or the Delta variant if you are vaccinated. Biden said during the town hall:

We’re not in a position where we think that any virus including the Delta virus which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of non-vaccinated people — the various shots that people are getting now, cover that. You’re okay. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations.

Wen told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that many unknown answers remain related to Covid-19, and that it is still not known how well protected vaccinated individuals are from mild illness. Wen said:

We actually don’t know the answers to a lot of questions. He was talking about how if you get the vaccine, you’re well-protected from having severe disease. That’s true. But we actually don’t know how well you’re protected from mild illness, and whether with the Delta variant, if you’re vaccinated, could you still be contagious to other people. We do not know the answer to that, and I actually thought it was irresponsible. We know the vaccine reduces your likelihood of carrying the virus and the amount of virus that you would carry. But with the Delta variant, a person infected with the Delta variant, carries 1,000 times the amount of virus compared to previous variants. And so that’s the problem. We don’t actually know about this transmission question. … He actually led people astray when he said ‘if you are vaccinated you can take off your mask.’ We don’t know that. I think he let go of a very important opportunity tonight.

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