President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that every American adult would have access to the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May.
The new amount of vaccines was made possible by a new deal between pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. and Johnson & Johnson, manufacture of the new one-shot regimen awarded emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration last Saturday.
More Lies: Biden credited his administration for brokering the deal and chided Trump.
“We are now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May,” Biden said. “When we came into office, the prior administration had contracted not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America”
“We rectified that,” Biden claimed.
Oh, really? Did you now Joe?
New York Times White House correspondent Michael Shear asked Psaki how the Biden administration can take credit for the deal when, in fact, the New York Times reported about the deal in January.
“On the timing of the administration’s efforts to help pull this deal together, you said that it was within, I think, the last few weeks,” Shear began. “We wrote our first story at the New York Times about a possible partnership between Merck and J&J for manufacturing on Jan 21.”
“My understanding is that talks between those companies had been in the works before that even, in terms of, sort of, the corporate discussions between them,” Shear continued, adding, “How it is that the Biden administration deserves credit for bringing these two together, when it looks like the discussions had been under way long before you guys got here?”
In a ridiculous response, Psaki said the Biden administration is “merely” celebrating the finalization of the deal.