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Fox News Hosts Smear Covid Vaccine, Despite Outbreaks Among Unvaccinated

While two of Fox News’s distinguished hosts and their friends have questioned vaccination efforts, the channel has additionally produced its personal vaccine P.S.A., a 30-second spot that includes the hosts and anchors Steve Doocy, Harris Faulkner, Dana Perino and John Roberts. “If you can, get the vaccine,” Ms. Faulkner says within the advert.

Bret Baier, the chief political anchor of Fox News, mentioned in an Instagram post that he was “grateful” for the shot. In May, the hosts of “Fox & Friends” spoke on-air of their “relief” at getting vaccinated. And Ms. Faulkner hosted a prime-time particular in February that sought partly to “debunk common myths” concerning the vaccine.

The prime-time Fox News host Sean Hannity, who fell behind Mr. Carlson within the rankings race throughout the Trump years, mentioned on a May episode of “Hannity” that he deliberate to get a Covid-19 shot. “I do believe in science, and I believe in vaccinations,” he mentioned.

“Talk to your doctor,” he continued. “You don’t need to talk to people on TV and radio that aren’t doctors.”

Ms. Ingraham has been extra skeptical. Last week she accused the information media of overhyping the specter of Covid-19 to kids and infrequently refusing to debate hostile reactions linked to the vaccines, though such outcomes have been lined by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and different retailers.

“Despite everything the experts either got wrong or lied about, they still think that parents should trust them and inject their kids with an experimental drug to prevent a disease almost none of those kids will ever get sick from,” she mentioned on her present. Ms. Ingraham has not revealed whether or not she has acquired a Covid vaccine.

While kids are much less prone to develop extreme sickness from Covid-19, data from the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed that greater than 4 million kids had examined constructive for the coronavirus because the pandemic started, that greater than 16,500 had been hospitalized and that greater than 300 had died within the United States.

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