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Dr. Fauci calls on unvaccinated people to ‘get over it’ and save lives

Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed frustration over unvaccinated people

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before a House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis in Washington.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert testifies, before a House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Fauci recently expressed frustration with people who refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Susan Walsh, Associated Press

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House medical adviser on the coronavirus, recently expressed frustration with people who refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Fauci told MSNBC that the COVID-19 vaccine shots are effective and safe, which makes it a no-brainer to get a shot.

  • “You’ve gotta ask: What is the problem?” he said. “Get over it. Get over this political statement. Just get over it and try and save the lives of yourself and your family.”

Response to Fauci

“Fox & Friends” hosts slammed Fauci for his comments, saying there are people who might have antibodies against COVID-19 already and who aren’t comfortable with the emergency use authorization.

  • “Maybe you had the virus already,” “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade said, according to Fox News. “Maybe you know you have the antibodies. Maybe the fact it’s emergency use doesn’t make you feel comfortable. Why not give people credit rather than try to berate them into doing something and claiming it’s playing politics?”
  • “To shame people to get a vaccine is not effective,” said “Fox and Friends” guest co-host Pete Hegseth, according to Fox News.

Unvaccinated people continue to die from COVID-19

As the Deseret News reported, the White House said Thursday that unvaccinated people account for nearly all of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths right now.

  • “Virtually all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in United States are now occurring among unvaccinated individuals,” Jeff Zients, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, said Thursday, according to CNBC.