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Kelsey Sena Tamakloe
By Kelsey Sena Tamakloe July 22, 2021

Biden has not announced ‘quarantine camps’ for unvaccinated Americans

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  • The post originates from an article that claims to be satire.

  • Biden has announced no such thing. 

A social media post falsely states that President Joe Biden has announced a plan to put unvaccinated Americans into quarantine camps in 2022. 

The July 20 Instagram post shows a screengrab of an article with a partial headline that reads "Announces Americans Not Vaccinated Before 2022 Will Be Put In Camps." The screengrab includes an illustration of Biden along with text below it that reads, "President Joe Biden announced his latest effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, he will be putting Americans who have chosen to not be vaccinated, into ‘quarantine camps’ where they will be detained indefinitely until they get their shots."

None of this is true.

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its news feed. (Read more about PolitiFact’s partnership with Facebook.)

The claim is a picture of a June 21 post on Valuewalk.com, which includes a "disclaimer" at the end of the story that reads, "This is a satirical article."

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Biden has not announced any plans for quarantine camps.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated what it terms  "quarantine stations" at 20 ports of entry and land-border crossings where most international travelers arrive. Health officers in these stations decide whether ill people can enter the country. The CDC has the authority to detain and release any traveler arriving in the U.S. from abroad who may have an infectious disease.

Our ruling

An Instagram post claimed that Biden announced that Americans not vaccinated by 2022 will be placed in "quarantine camps."

The claim derives from an article that is labeled "satirical" — but it is being shared on social media without that context or disclaimer.

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