Beau Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, passed away from brain cancer seven years ago. Now, Jill Biden is predicting a wave of cancer diagnoses after COVID-19.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, First Lady Jill Biden warned on Monday night that there will be a rise in cancer diagnoses.
Biden did not specify a rationale for the increase in cancer diagnoses, but she did note that the pandemic prevented many individuals from getting routine medical checks. The first lady urged people to make up for missed cancer exams.
Speaking to Newsmax, Biden said that “people are going back” to doctors “and they’re realizing, ‘Gosh, I forgot to get my colonoscopy; I didn’t get my mammogram; I didn’t get my skin screening.”
“I think in the next couple of months you’re going to see more cancers,” added the first lady. “It’s not a red issue, a blue issue,” Jill Biden added. “Cancer affects every American.”
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Beau Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, passed away from brain cancer seven years ago. During a recent incident, the president asserted that his son “lost his life in Iraq,” despite the fact that he died from a brain tumor at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
“I say this as the father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal and lost his life in Iraq,” Biden said during his speech in Colorado. It is unclear why he said that, but others assumed it was in response to Beau Biden supposedly being exposed to hazardous burn pits while stationed in Iraq.
In 2018, Biden informed PBS that his son was stationed near Iraqi burn pits while in the military, which he connected to cancer.
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“We know now you don’t want to live underneath a smokestack where carcinogens are coming out of it,” Biden told PBS. “But there has yet to be, that I’m aware of, any direct scientific evidence that a particular person came back with higher instances, there’s a lot higher instances of cancer coming from Iraq now and Afghanistan than in other wars.”
A law extending government health care services to millions of veterans who lived close to burn pits was signed by the president in August.
Former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) said that Biden’s Iraq comment implies he has damaged “cognitive ability” and questions how he can be commander-in-chief if he has apparently “forgotten moments in his life like this.”
“This has gone too far. Biden needs to take a cognitive exam,” Jackson added.