A video clip is being circulated claiming that the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, has said that most of the people who are currently hospitalised are vaccinated. This has been circulated projecting that vaccinated people are more vulnerable than the non-vaccinated. We fact-checked and found that the claim is false.
“This Delta variant – it spreads faster and it is in many cases reported to be much more serious in terms of its impact and the vaccine will protect you from it. And here’s how I know. Virtually every person who is in the hospital sick with COVID-19 right now is vaccinated. I’m going to repeat that. Virtually, it’s a fact. Virtually every person who is in the hospital right now sick with COVID-19 is vaccinated. And even more, regrettably, virtually every person who has recently died from COVID-19 was vaccinated. The loss, the tragedy of that loss. Literally, every person who has died from COVID-19 that we have recently been seeing was vaccinated. So, it is time, it is time, to roll up your sleeves to get the shot,” Kamala Harris is seen saying in the video.
The video can be seen here.
Did Kamala Harris say Vaccinated people are getting hospitalised?
No. Kamala Harris did not say anything like that. The video is altered. The word “unvaccinated” has been edited into “vaccinated.”
The real video is from The White House Show in July for the vaccine mobilization event, during which Kamala Harris discussed the vaccine’s benefits. Harris stated in the original, unaltered video that the majority of people in the hospital were unvaccinated. The altered video changed the word unvaccinated to vaccinated, thereby changing the meaning of the statement.
The actual video is available in the official YouTube channel of The White House and is given below.
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