A video of President Joe Biden talking about hurricanes and vaccinations has resurfaced, causing confusion, mockery, and an explanation seems to be needed. In the resurfaced video, Joe Biden says: “Let me be clear: If you’re in a state where hurricanes often strike—like Florida or the Gulf Coast or into Texas—a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated now…. Everything is more complicated if you’re not vaccinated and a hurricane or a natural disaster hits.” Seems confusing and just like something Joe Biden would mumble, but this small clip
is very funny is misleading and had missing context that is explained below.
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This video was shared on Twitter on Sept. 27m over a year later, because it actually came out on August 10 of 2021 – not this year while many people prepare for Hurricane Ian. Someone posted it a year later as Hurricane Ian is knocking out power and causing devastation to places in its path, causing people to think it is recent, but it’s clearly not. This was very misleading and removed context of the original video which simply suggested that people stuck in close-quarters might benefit from vaccinations if there’s a variant spreading at an evacuation shelter. The video above certainly seems funny and somewhat confusing if you’re not aware of the context, which is why fact checkers stepped in to identify the missing context so people were aware.
So what are the actual facts behind the video from last year? Newsweek chimed in, saying the following: “The video clip, which went viral in 2021, does not include Biden’s remarks that provide context for him urging people in hurricane-prone states to get vaccinated.”
Newsweek further stated more information about the context of Joe Biden’s original message, which made more sense if the full video was available. Instead, the person who resurfaced the video on Twitter only shared a clip, therefore their version was missing context and mislead people to think this was Joe Biden talking about Hurricane Ian.
Newsweek said: “The president said at the time: “If you wind up having to evacuate, if you wind up having to stay in a shelter, you don’t want to add C-VID-19 to the list of dangers that you’re going to be confronting.” Biden was urging people to get vaccinated against C-VID-19 in an effort to lower the risk of infection as people stayed in shelters and evacuated from their homes.”
But of course, people on social media will say and post anything in order to get likes, shares, and push an agenda.
Joe Biden is certainly not the most effective president we’ve ever seen. Many times we don’t even think he’s coherent and it’s very easy to mock this president for the things he says that often make no sense. However, we need to remember that sometimes there is missing context that makes it much easier to mock him and we have to ask – is removing context to mock a failing president necessary?
Joe Biden does so many odd things on his own that critics don’t have to try hard to mock him. The jokes usually write themselves with Joe Biden. He does and says enough weird things on his own that people with blue checks on Twitter don’t really need to remove context or mislead anyone. Removing context and misleading people for the sake of social engagement may be humorous, but it’s not honest.