For months, President Biden has characterized the continued spread of the coronavirus as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” and repeatedly claimed that vaccinated people cannot spread the virus, contradicting what his own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been saying since at least April.
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” the president told Ohio’s WHIO TV 7 on Dec. 14. “The unvaccinated. Not the vaccinated, the unvaccinated. That’s the problem. Everybody talks about freedom and not to have a shot or have a test. Well guess what? How about patriotism? How about making sure that you’re vaccinated, so you do not spread the disease to anyone else.”
But the CDC has been warning about breakthrough COVID-19 infections for the better part of 2021, issuing an update in April that said, “People can still get sick and possibly spread COVID-19 to others after being fully vaccinated.”