Mike Pence Gets A Fact-Check After Calling COVID-19 Vaccine A 'Medical Miracle'


Vice President Mike Pence drew widespread criticism on Twitter Tuesday for hailing the COVID-19 vaccine as a “medical miracle.”

Pence, who leads the White House’s coronavirus task force, praised the speed with which the medication has been developed with this post:

Many critics called Pence out for exaggerating the time it typically takes to research and manufacture vaccines. Others accused President Donald Trump’s administration of trying to take all the credit for its development.

The fiercest rebukes, however, came for Pence’s suggestion of divine intervention.

“A miracle is something that cannot be explained by natural or scientific laws,” wrote one. “This vaccine was developed via hard work, intelligence, science, and perseverance. There was no magic involved.”

Added another: “It’s actually science, not a miracle.”

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