Fact-check: False…x 70,000 a day.
The White House Science Policy Office made an outrageously inaccurate claim on Tuesday, sending out a press release with a list of President Donald Trump’s first-term accomplishments. Among them: “ending the Covid-19 pandemic.”
That is, of course, patently absurd. The nation is currently the throes of a third wave of the outbreak, in which positive tests, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising once again and the number of new cases is hitting record highs, now averaging more than 70,000 new infections per day.
In the first bullet of the statement, under “Highlights include,” the un-bylined Office of Science and Technology Policy memo proclaims in bold, all-capitalized letters: “ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.”