Looks like his dementia is flaring up again…
Social media was abuzz on Tuesday with critical comments towards President Biden after he declared that his administration has effectively “put an end to cancer as it’s currently known.”
This controversial statement was made during a White House speech focused on broadening access to mental health care. In this context, Biden also touched on his dedication to tackling the mental health crisis in America as a part of his “unity agenda.”
Biden’s comment that if he could achieve any big feat, it would be to cure cancer, led to much discussion. He insisted that this was because people don’t believe it can be done, but he was adamant that his administration has significantly changed the cancer landscape.
Various online critics were swift to pounce on his statement. Some scrutinized its truthfulness while others jeered at what they saw as a bold assertion.
Several individuals and groups made their voices heard online, sarcastically commenting on the president’s bold proclamation. These included prominent actors, conservative influencers, and notable figures from the political arena. Some questioned his credibility while others mockingly congratulated him on his supposed monumental achievement.
Biden’s commitment to “curing cancer” isn’t new; it was a key point during his 2020 campaign, primarily due to his personal experience with the disease, which claimed the life of his son, Beau Biden, in 2015. During the Obama administration in 2016, he led the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative in a revitalized bid to find a cure for cancer. This initiative was rekindled in 2022 with the ambitious goal of halving the cancer death rate in the next quarter-century and vowed to make fatal cancers treatable in the future.
In 2021, Biden suggested that the next significant scientific undertaking after handling the pandemic would be ending cancer. However, cancer researchers and specialists have expressed concern that Biden’s initiative is off-course. Despite the surge in funding, they claim that a definitive cure for cancer is still a distant prospect, as reported in a Politico article released this year.