Fact Check

FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Spread Panic About Swine Flu in 2009

Former Vice President Joe Biden claims that he was responsible for the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. But Biden caused panic in 2009 during the swine flu outbreak, telling Americans not to take flights or subways. Biden had to walk back his remarks and the Obama White House had to issue an apology.

Joe Biden (Jeenah Moon / Getty)