The story seems to be the same all over the southeastern portion of the United States. ICU units are nearly capacity with patients suffering from COVID-19. And in around 90% of these cases, the people suffering are unvaccinated.
The vaccine was never expected to fully prevent people from getting COVID. It was meant to protect people from getting really sick if they did contract the illness. Considering that nearly all people dying from COVID are unvaccinated, the shot is working.
But the hosts of Fox News are committed to pushing vaccine hesitancy among their viewers. During his Wednesday night show, Sean Hannity claimed that the vaccine isn’t protecting many people.
Fittingly, the host made the comments while speaking with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Hannity noted:
“When COVID first hit, you were regularly on this show, on my radio show often, as a matter of fact. You mobilized every single state agency to protect the very large elderly population that you had in Florida. You — for example, you never sent COVID patients to nursing homes or the Villages or any — any communities where people were older and more vulnerable.
Now, you’ve done something — now that the CDC has said in no uncertain terms even fully vaccinated people — the vaccine will not prevent you from getting COVID — you have now done something that I think is quite innovative. And that is you have now institutionalized and mobilized your state once again to build these — these monoclonal antibodies centers, Regeneron centers, Eli Lilly centers. So when people that are fully vaccinated or not get COVID, they can get the infusion of Regeneron as quickly as possible.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.