MSNBC's Joy Reid's false 'fact-check' claims Moderna, Pfizer not part of Operation Warp Speed
MSNBC host Joy Reid got her facts wrong when she attempted to fact-check GOP lawmakers who credited Operation Warp Speed for progress in the development of a coronavirus vaccine.
Moderna announced on Monday that interim analysis from a late-stage clinical trial showed its vaccine is 94.5% effective. On Wednesday, Pfizer followed that up with an announcement that its vaccine had been shown to be 95% effective following the completion of its trial.
The "ReidOut" host slammed Republicans for suggesting they "deserved credit" for their coronavirus response, quoting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; and Sen. Jon Thune R-S.D., all of whom credited Operation Warp Speed for the good vaccine news.