Breaking from many at his network who have questioned the wisdom of getting vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, Fox News host Steve Doocy encouraged viewers to roll up their sleeves and take the shot, only to be attacked online for what he said.
On “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, according to Mediaite, Doocy and his co-hosts, Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt, were discussing the misinformation that’s causing yet another spike in COVID cases, especially among non-vaccinated Americans when Doocy remarked:
“Well, here’s the thing. And one of the CDC officials said yesterday, lack, the pandemic right now is really just with people who have not been vaccinated.
“99% of the people who died have not been vaccinated. What they are trying to do is make sure that all of the people who have not been vaccinated get vaccinated.”
Doocy also criticized the plethora of conspiracy theories regarding the vaccine that are floating around on social media platforms:
“Unfortunately, and this is one of the reasons apparently that Joe Biden and the administration came out last week, the administration very frustrated. They have not been able to get Facebook to get rid of some of the disinformation. The disinformation is online. The vaccine is killing lots and lots of people. Or it changes your D.N.A. Or their little microchips. None of that is true.”
The Fox host concluded the segment by looking into the camera and urging the unvaccinated to do the right thing:
“If you have the chance, get the shot, it will save your life.”
That was all it took to set off a wave of anger and vicious replies on social media, with many slamming Doocy for doing the responsible thing:
@kilmeade what the is @SteveDoocy talking about ! “THE RULE” So out of hand no NORMAL minded person will listen to this INSANE BS no one tells us what to do w our bodies /health this is #USA! #NOMASKSEVER where hell are we living! You want VAX good for you! Stay out of my life!
— SAVE AMERICA VOTE #RED (@Cer11Lori) July 19, 2021
@SteveDoocy GOT THE JAB??? What’s wrong with you. It’s time you retire. Best wishes.
— Fred Findley (@bristol256) July 19, 2021
Covid crazy idiot who thinks everyone should get jabbed.@kilmeade
— BobSacameno123 (@bobsacameno123) July 19, 2021
@SteveDoocy STOP pushing the vaccine; just Stop!!!! We will make up our own minds. GEEEZ
— Jeany Kingsman (@JeanyKingsman) July 19, 2021
@foxandfriends. Steve Doocy.. Mind ur bizness. Dont TELL viewers to go get vaccainated#!!! # RETIRE PLEASE
— jennifer Lada (@jenvila90) July 19, 2021
To all those who still refuse the vaccine, there’s really only one thing left to say: Enjoy your ventilator.
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