THE VILLAGES, Florida — Vice President Mike Pence told Breitbart News over the weekend that, after Democrat presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw 60 million Americans getting infected with swine flu—H1N1—America cannot trust Biden to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Pence, who had just wrapped a rally with several thousand supporters here on Saturday, sat down with Breitbart News aboard his and President Donald Trump’s campaign bus for a lengthy exclusive interview before flying back to Washington, DC. In the interview, topics covered included the economic recovery, the U.S. Supreme Court, Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) dodging on court-packing, and the coronavirus pandemic response.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-9229289037503472&output=html&h=300&adk=2974060094&adf=1262648085&w=360&ebfa=1&lmt=1602559887&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=4447812914&psa=1&guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&ad_type=text_image&format=360×300&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fpolitics%2F2020%2F10%2F12%2Fexclusive-pence-after-60-million-infected-with-swine-flu-on-his-watch-we-cant-trust-joe-biden-to-deal-with-the-pandemic%2F&flash=0&fwr=1&pra=3&rh=284&rw=340&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&sfro=1&wgl=1&fa=27&adsid=ChAI8P2P_AUQ5IfTs7rC7cpmEj0AE9a8m1LURdqSV_tVwNxLEgEzXN1R8tIWwvQM6akBntX3UlJEpBkloxdFjFNBI37LIshYCKlVWyTS2d-S&tt_state=W3siaXNzdWVyT3JpZ2luIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9hZHNlcnZpY2UuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbSIsInN0YXRlIjowfV0.&dt=1602560109640&bpp=14&bdt=844&idt=-M&shv=r20201008&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D505071fbcf01ad9a%3AT%3D1584467939%3AS%3DALNI_MYkJgkyIcUs5Ggv3QKHVXMlo9NzFg&prev_fmts=0x0&nras=2&correlator=6589737198922&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1709239632.1578400253&ga_sid=1602560109&ga_hid=964719312&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=545917824&dssz=26&mdo=0&mso=0&u_tz=-300&u_his=2&u_java=0&u_h=760&u_w=360&u_ah=760&u_aw=360&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=1545&biw=360&bih=628&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=21066973&oid=3&pvsid=4027309789706611&pem=114&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2F%3Futm_source%3Dweb_app_manifest&rx=0&eae=0&fc=1408&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C360%2C0%2C360%2C628%2C360%2C628&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&fu=8320&bc=31&ifi=7&uci=a!7&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=zY2kbHxi9J&p=https%3A//www.breitbart.com&dtd=65

Pence noted, as he did during his debate with Harris, that 60 million Americans were infected on Biden’s watch with the swine flu during the H1N1 pandemic. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, 60.8 million Americans contracted swine flu infections in the first year of that outbreak, from April 2009 to April 2010, while more than 273,000 were hospitalized but only 12,469 died.

Pence said that Obama and Biden did not ban travel from Mexico during that time and that Biden’s own former chief of staff, Ron Klai, has said the U.S. was lucky that the swine flu was not as deadly as other viruses like the coronavirus; otherwise it would have been a mass casualty event. By comparison, the coronavirus pandemic this year has seen just under eight million confirmed cases in the United States during the Trump administration—more than seven times less confirmed cases than during the Obama-Biden swine flu pandemic—but a higher number of deaths at more than 210,000 now. Original predictive models before the Trump administration’s various interventions to stop the coronavirus pandemic expected millions of dead Americans—with many millions more cases—meaning the actual numbers are much lower than expected at the outset in the spring.

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