In doing so, Biden tried to depoliticize an act that has become another part of the partisan divide, as a host of right-wing commentators like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have fomented distrust of the vaccines, while disinformation has spread on social media.
“This is not about red states and blue states,” Biden said. “It is literally about life and death.”
Biden tried to counter suspicion over the administration’s efforts by noting that the vaccines were first developed authorized by a Republican administration (albeit he did not mention Donald Trump’s name) and then administered and distributed by a Democratic one.
“Even the commentators on Fax [sic] who have been belittling this for a long time — some haven’t been,