Brian Kilmeade created a scandal on Monday, in which he blamed the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, for not forcing more black people to get vaccinated.
Kilmeade referred to the 43% vaccination rate among blacks across the country, saying, “Why doesn’t the president call the African-Americans who put him in office and yell at them to get the vaccine?”
White Americans are only slightly more vaccinated, with a 52% vaccination rate that, according to data published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, is well below the levels recommended by public health officials.
Before Kilmeade became visibly frustrated while his show was on the air, the segment began Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and Republican congressman from Texas.
He said he only got the vaccine because Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, would not allow him to visit a foreign country without it.
Likewise, Kilmeade argued that only physicians should convey the vaccine’s full benefits rather than wondering aloud why President Biden was not doing more to promote vaccines, specifically among black voters.
Kilmeade emphasized every time he said the word ‘doctor’ by saying the following: “To follow up on that, Dr. Ronny Jackson. Usually, people go to the doctor for their medical care.
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For example, there will now be a vaccine available for children ages 5 and up. I don’t want a politician to tell me what to do with a 5-year-old, “he continued. “That should be a parent and a pediatrician. I’m sure you agree with that.”
The COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 will go into effect at the end of October when the FDA approves them.
Parents should keep an eye on government news and decrees to ensure their children’s vaccinations as soon as possible and mitigate the spread of the Delta variant.
Vaccine mandates were extremely contentious among the people who ran the “Fox & Friends” segment on Monday. Additionally, Kilmeade compared New York’s vaccine mandate to being under Taliban rule in a recent dispute.
Conservative men are still among the most likely Americans to refuse the shots, and Fox viewers are more likely than the general population to say the same, according to a poll by Pew Research and the Public Religion Research Institute.