A White House Office of Science and Technology Policy news release made the claim in announcing a document highlighting the administration’s science and technology achievements over the past four years.
“Highlights include: ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC,” the news release sent to reporters read. “From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration has taken decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, and government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease.”
The President has repeatedly, falsely, blamed the increase in cases on an increase in testing.
“The great work the Trump Administration is doing to end the pandemic is a top priority and worthy of highlighting,” she said in an email.
The internal report that the news release was describing did not say that the Covid-19 pandemic is over. It merely touted the administration’s various actions to fight it.
“Since the start of the pandemic, the Administration has taken several actions to engage scientists in academia, industry, and government to understand and defeat this disease,” the report says.
It later states that the administration’s vaccine initiative “Operation Warp Speed, public-private partnerships, and other decisive actions taken by the Trump Administration have provided American scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals with the knowledge, tools, and technologies needed to understand and defeat this ‘invisible enemy.’ “
CNN’s Maegan Vazquez, Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe, Theresa Waldrop and Eric Levenson contributed to this report.