While getting ready to leave on Air Force One from Joint Base Andrews, Biden stumbled a couple of times on his way up the stairs and then fell.
In the video you can see him trip and catch himself, then trips again and falls.
President Biden stumbled and recovered as he climbed aboard Air Force One on his way to Georgia pic.twitter.com/92N05Ukcvk
— Trevor Hunnicutt (@TrevorNews) March 19, 2021
The White House said that Biden “is doing 100% fine” after his fall.
From one camera angle, Biden’s entire torso went out of view when he stumbled the second time, though his hand can be seen still holding onto the railing of the jet stairs. Biden then got up and made it the rest of the way up the jet stairs.
Another video angle from Hill TV shows that Biden was down on his knee for a moment, before getting up and pausing briefly with one hand on the railing and the other rubbing his knee.
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield elaborated on Biden’s condition.
“I know folks have seen that President Biden slipped on his way up the stairs to AF1, but I’m happy to report that he is just fine and did not even require any attention from the medical team who travels with him,” she said. “Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs.”
Dem Reps Wanted In To Expose Child Migrant Facilities Under Trump, Now They Don't Think You Should See Inside
After Democrats held photo-ops at border facilities and perpetuated false narratives under the Trump Administration over its handling of illegal migrant children, they no longer think it’s “appropriate” for journalists to cover the facilities now that Biden is in charge.
Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez of California spoke with CNN’s Poppy Harlow yesterday and said, “I don’t necessarily think it’s appropriate for journalists to be inside centers that are not permanent places for children.”
Harlow said to Sanchez, “All of our reporters down there have been asking non-stop to get into these facilities where [DHS Secretary] Alejandro Mayorkas just said are not meant for children. These CBP facilities—are you concerned that the lack of transparency from the administration not allowing any journalist inside?”
Sanchez replied, “I will tell you that under the Trump Administration, members of Congress were not allowed inside these facilities.”
Harlow gave a perplexed look when hearing Sanchez’s response and said, “That just doesn’t mean anything now, respectfully congresswoman. Cleary you were upset about that lack of transparency, are you concerned about this lack of transparency?”
Sanchez went on to ramble off excuses about COVID-19 and claimed we were in “unprecedented” times.
See their full exchange below.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 18, 2021
Moderna Begins Vaccinating 6 Month Old Babies and Children, Fauci Says It's Crucial
The biotech firm Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine in young children and babies as young as six months old.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority have collaborated with Moderna on the study.
Moderna plans to enroll 6,750 participants in the US and Canada in the trial, called the KidCOVE study. Researchers will evaluate the safety of the two-dose vaccine given 28 days apart.
According to Cleveland Clinic, clinical trials in children differ from those in adults because of the increased layers of protection — both parents and children must agree to participate. Immune systems also vary depending on the age of the child, resulting in more complex trials relative to adult studies.
“We are encouraged by the primary analysis of the Phase 3 COVE study of mRNA-1273 in adults ages 18 and above and this pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a press release.
In the chart below from the CDC website, you can see the total deaths broken out per age group. Out of 396,265 deaths, 93 were from children under four years of age.