Biden chooses Inauguration Day as starting point for COVID decline despite earlier drop under Trump

According to a new report from Fox News, President Biden chose Inauguration Day as a starting point for COVID decline despite an earlier drop under President Trump.

According to the report “President Biden announced that 52% of American adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and the U.S. is seeing daily case counts that average below 20% for the first time since March of 2020.”

“He picked Jan. 20, the day he became president, as a starting point to note the decline, but daily cases had peaked Jan. 8 and drastically fallen already by Inauguration Day,” the report adds.

Biden said in remarks on the pandemic “It’s clearer than ever the more people we get vaccinated, the more success we’re going to have in our fight against this virus. Since Jan. 20 … the average daily cases are down from 184K to 19K. Below 20,000 for the first time since March of 2020. Average hospitalizations are down from 117,000 to 21,000. Death rates are down over 85%.”

“This didn’t just happen by chance,” Biden continued. “We got to this moment because we took aggressive action from day one with a whole-of-government response.”