Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed the Trump administration refused to get coronavirus testing kits from the World Health Organization.
“Look, the World Health Organization offered the testing kits that they have available and to give it to us now. We refused them,” Biden said.
“We did not want to buy them. We did not want to get them from them. We wanted to make sure we had our own,” Biden said.
However, PolitiFact published a fact check regarding this claim and rated it “Mostly False.”
While it’s true that the U.S. did not receive coronavirus tests from the World Health Organization, it is false that the U.S. rejected the tests because they were never offered by WHO.
“The WHO shipped coronavirus tests to nearly 60 countries at the end of February, but the U.S. was not among them,” PolitiFact reports.