President Joe Biden told a young girl during a CNN town hall on Tuesday night that she didn’t need to worry about the coronavirus because kids do not get it “very often” and that kids were the “safest group of people in the world.” Biden made the remarks as backlash has started to build against his administration over the fact that millions of students are not physically back in school engaging in in-person learning.
“As we’ve been talking about the coronavirus is very real and very scary and it’s especially scary for children who may or may not understand,” Jessica Salas told Biden. “My children, Layla, 8…, and my son Mateo, 7…, often ask if they will catch COVID and if they do, will they die? They are watching as others get the vaccine and they would like to know when will kids be able to get the vaccine?”
“First of all, kids don’t get the vaccin–, get COVID