A tweet from former US Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden goes viral for his alleged “prediction” of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are not prepared for a pandemic”, wrote in October 2019 in a tweet Biden.
The message on the social network Twitter was shared 54.8 thousand times and accumulated more than 100,000 likes. Although the tweet is authentic, the Democrat he was not referring to the Covid-19 crisis, but to a report on the capacity of countries to handle a major disease outbreak.
“We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump Has Rolled Back the Progress President Obama and I Made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats and mobilizes the world to stop the outbreaks before they reach our shores, ”he said in the tweet.
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores. https://t.co/1qqpgayUEX
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 25, 2019
When he wrote the message, October 25, 2019, Biden was referring to an article in the Washington Post which said that none of the 195 countries, including the United States, was fully prepared for a pandemic, and a report by the organization was mentioned Nuclear Threat Initiative.