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With only 330 million Americans in existence, Biden says U.S. has vaccinated 350 million

White House quietly tries to clarify flub in transcript.

Updated: August 7, 2021 - 10:35am

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President Joe Biden on Friday made the curious claim that more Americans have been vaccinated than the number of Americans that actually exist. 

At a press conference addressing the July jobs report, Biden also discussed the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

"You know, we have, roughly, 350 million people vaccinated in the United States and billions around the world, and virtually no one has died because of that vaccinations [sic]," the president said. 

The actual U.S. population is just over 330 million, meaning Biden's vaccination statistic is actually 106% of the total number of Americans in existence. 

The White House in its transcript of the remarks appended a clarifying correction on them, claiming that Biden was referring to "doses administered" rather than the number of fully vaccinated individuals.  

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